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27 Dec, 2022 13:07

Russia’s sporting heroes of 2022

Even amid widespread bans, Russia’s sports stars have continued to shine in the past 12 months
Russia’s sporting heroes of 2022

Russian sport has been buffeted by a sanctions storm in 2022, brought about as part of the fallout from the conflict in Ukraine.

But even as hundreds of their compatriots remained sidelined, numerous Russian athletes have tasted success in the past 12 months.

From the ski slopes and ice rinks of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, to the cages of the UFC and tennis courts of the ATP and WTA tours, Russians have ascended to the pinnacles of their respective sports.

Here, we look at some of the standout sporting achievements from 2022.