The 2010 Vancouver Games marked the first time since 1960 that Russia didn't win gold in pairs figure skating. In fact, no Russian team made the medal podium at the Vancouver Games whatsoever. Trankov and partner Tatyana Volosozhar look to change that as the Russians won the 2013 World Championships after joining forces in the spring of 2010 (they were second at Worlds in 2011 and 2012). They've also won the last three European championships and took home gold from the Grand Prix Final in 2012.
- 2014 Sochi Olympics - Gold
- 2014 European Championships - Gold
- 2013 Grand Prix Final - Silver
- 2013 World Championships - Gold
- 2013 European Championships - Gold
- 2012 Grand Prix Final - Gold
- 2012 World Championships - Silver
- 2011 World Championships - Silver
- 2010 Olympic Games (with Maria Mukhortova) - Seventh
Things to know:
1. Trankov, a well-known personality in the figure skating world, says he enjoys listening to hip-hop music off the ice.
2. Maksim's bright yellow pants have been the most talked-about fashion item this figure skating season.
3. At nearly six-foot-two, Trankov stands almost a foot taller than his partner.