Denis Yuskov is one of the host nation's most impressive speed skaters. In the 2012-2013 season, Yuskov won the 1500m race at a World Cup event in Inzell and won the 2013 World Single Distances Championships in Sochi for the same distance. He finished just outside the top three for the overall World Cup standings for the 1500m that year, finishing in fourth. He set personal bests in the 1500m and 5000m skates at the World Cup Salt Lake City this season. The reigning world champion in the 1500m continued his success in the distance with a gold medal at the 2013/14 World Cup Astana.
- 2013 World Single Distances Championships: first place in the 1500m
- 2012/13 World Cup Inzell- finished first in the 1500m
- 2011/12 World Cup Hamar- finished first in the team pursuit
Things to know:
1. From 2008 to 2013, he studied at Moscow University.
2. Recently drafted to the Russian army.
3. His wife Alla and his sister Jana are both speed skaters.