Ruslan Gaziev brought home two gold medals from the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships. He swam the leadoff leg of the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay that set a world junior record and swam the anchor leg of the mixed 4x100m medley relay that also stood atop the podium. Individually, his best result came in the 50m freestyle in which he reached the final and finished sixth.
In 2018, Gaziev qualified for his first senior national teams by winning bronze in the 100m freestyle at the Canadian Trials. At the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, he was part of fifth-place finishes in the men’s 4x100m freestyle and 4x100m medley relays. At the Pan Pacific Championships, he swam the anchor leg of the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay that finished fourth.
Gaziev competes collegiately for the Ohio State Buckeyes. As a freshman in 2018-19, he was a CSCAA First Team All American in the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays as they finished seventh at the NCAA Championships in both events.
Notable International Results
Pan Pacific Championships: 2018 – 4th (4x100m freestyle relay), 5th (4x200m freestyle relay), 17th (50m freestyle), 23rd (100m freestyle), 24th (200m freestyle), 21st (100m butterfly)
Commonwealth Games: 2018 – 5th (4x100m freestyle relay), 5th (4x100m medley relay), 14th (50m freestyle), 19th (100m freestyle)
FINA World Junior Championships: 2017 – GOLD (mixed 4x100m freestyle relay), GOLD (mixed 4x100m medley relay), 6th (50m freestyle), 14th (100m freestyle), 22nd (100m backstroke), 20th (100m butterfly)