© instagram Ilya ZakharovRussian swimmer Ilya Zakharov
MOSCOW, 6 Aug – The 2012 Olympic champion in diving, Ilya Zakharov, has been registered as a candidate for the Saratov Regional Duma.
In February, Zakharov announced his retirement at the age of 30.
“A registered candidate for the seventh convocation of the Saratov Regional Duma in the Engels single-mandate constituency No. 21. Friends, do not be shy. We are writing an appeal anywhere. We will try to resolve issues and develop our region together,” Zakharov wrote in his Telegram channel.
Zakharov is the gold medalist of the 2012 Olympic Games in 3m springboard diving, as well as the silver medalist of the London Games in synchronized ski jumping paired with Evgeny Kuznetsov. They also won the 2017 World Cup.