Nikita MARTYANOV

Nikita MARTYANOV
Saint Petersbourg, RU

Wakeboard


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About

Age
28 years old


Hi, my name is Nikita Martyanov . My discipline is wakeboarding boat. I was born on 12 June 1989 in St Petersburg, Russia. My special talent isphotography. My philosophy of life is everything in life is luck. My favourite food is italian. My favourite music is underground hip hop .

Bio

Nikita's career wasn't always destined for the water – when the Russian was nine years old, his passions were snowboarding and skateboarding. Every day after school, Nikita would take his board and go to the nearest ski resort to train with friends.

"We always hoped that sponsors would see us in action," says Nikita, whose results in the winter sport were promising, until injury struck.

During and after his recovery, Nikita had the opportunity to decide whether to continue to focus on snowboarding, or whether to concentrate on watersports full-time. He finally decided to stick with wakeboarding – a wise decision it seems, as in 2003 Nikita entered his first international competition in London, taking first place on the podium. For many, it was a surprise win as Nikita was one of very few Russians partaking in the sport at the time.

Following his win in London, Nikita began preparing for the World Cup in Australia, and in September he was awarded the bronze medal at the World Championship Wake, cementing his place in and amongst the pro international wakeboarding scene. Since 2003, Nikita hasn't missed a European or World Championship.

Having bought a MasterCraft X2 in 2008, Nikita has also gone on to set up his own wakeboarding school, with his attentions now focused on passing his skills on to the next generation.

Nikita is all about showcasing his sport and encouraging others to get involved. He's taken part in the Red Bull Ice Wake and Red Bull Highland events, and most recently he contributed to Life is Line, a video series that focuses on the evolution of wakeboarding.

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Ice Wake Winter Project - Nikita Martyanov 2013

Every winter Nikita leaves Russia for some hot and sunny place, but this year circumstances left him in his home city - Saint Petersburg. As he was walking around the city center, he noticed that after the thaw the river ice broke up, exposing the stream in some places.  That's when he got the idea to wakeboard in this place. The difficulties and dangers were obvious: it sounds rather impossible to implement this bold plan in the historical city centre in the middle of a regular day. But self-confidence and conviction that strong spirit knows no limits helped this project come to life.

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Creating the ultimate Wakeboarding park - 2013

Click CC for captions! Follow Russian wakeboarder, Nikita Martyanov as he goes on an epic journey to find the lake in an old picture which happens to be Lake Kayindy in Kazakhstan, a mystical lake on a mountain that an earthquake triggered. Challenging himself, Nikita sets up the ultimate eco-park to create his dream riding spot. История о путешествии Никиты Мартьянова в Казахстан, на самое загадочное озеро Каинды. Оно появилось в результате землетрясения, а в воде до сих пор растут ели. ________________________________________­________ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and YouTube exclusive series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. See into our world: http://goo.gl/J49U Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Get a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to our magazine here (US only): http://win.gs/ytfree __________________________________________________ Best extreme sports video contests now on http://www.ridersmatch.com! JOIN RIDERS MATCH : Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/riders.match Twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/ridersmatch Google + : https://plus.google.com/106087066887108100503

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Wakeboarding on Ice - Nikita Martyanov - 2013

Every winter Nikita leaves Russia for some hot and sunny place, but this year circumstances left him in his home city - Saint Petersburg. As he was walking around the city center, he noticed that after the thaw the river ice broke up, exposing the stream in some places. That's when he got the idea to wakeboard in this place. The difficulties and dangers were obvious: it sounds rather impossible to implement this bold plan in the historical city centre in the middle of a regular day. But self-confidence and conviction that strong spirit knows no limits helped this project come to life. http://redbull.com ________________________________________­_____________ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and YouTube exclusive series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Red Bull on Facebook: http://win.gs/redbullfb Red Bull on Twitter: http://win.gs/redbulltwitter Subscribe to Red Bull on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Get a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to our magazine here (US only): http://win.gs/ytfree ___________________________________________________________ Best extreme sports video contests now on http://www.ridersmatch.com‬! JOIN RIDERS MATCH : Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/riders.match‬ Twitter : https://twitter.com/#!/ridersmatch‬ Google + : https://plus.google.com/106087066887108100503‬

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