Russian slider Yelena Nikitina will be hoping to take advantage of having home-ice in Sochi. She finished fifth at the Sochi World Cup in 2012-13 and has won one World Cup medal in both of her seasons on the tour.
- 2013 Calgary World Cup - Silver
- 2013 Sochi World Cup - Fifth
- 2013 Igls World Cup - Gold
Things to know:
1. Nikitina's sled was made by Willi Schneider, who was a member of the U.S. bobsled coaching staff who now works with the Russian team.
2. She first learned to become good at the sport by practicing on the track in Sigulda, Latvia.