Ruslan Gaziev


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Toronto, Ontario
  • Last School St. Joseph HS
  • Club Team Markham Aquatic Club

Career Bests

Career Honors

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympian
  • CSCAA First Team All-American
    • 200 Free Relay (2019)
    • 400 Free Relay (2019)
  • CSCAA Honorable Mention All-American
    • 800 Free Relay (2019)
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (11/7/18)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (11/7/18)

2019-20 (Sophomore)

  • Swam at the OSU Fall Invitational
  • Also competed in the TYR Pro Swim Series event in Greensboro, the Toyota US Open in Atlanta and the Prairie Winter International in Winnipeg

2018-19 (Freshman)

  • Member of the 200 Free (1:16.89) and 400 Free (2:50.28) Relays that finished seventh at the NCAA Championships to earn CSCAA First Team All-America honors; also claimed Honorable Mention All-America honors as part of the 800 Free Relay, finishing 10th with a time of 6:14.99
  • Helped break the school 800 Free Relay record with a time of 6:13.44 for bronze at the Big Ten Championships; also swam the second leg of the 200 Free Relay (1:16.36) for silver and another school record
  • Claimed silver as the anchor to the 400 Free Relay (2:48.75) at the Big Ten Championships, breaking the school record
  • Anchored the 400 Medley Relay to fourth-place at Big Tens with a time of 3:06.20, the No. 2 time in program history
  • Took fifth in the 100 Free with a time of 42.74 at the Big Ten Championships; Finished seventh in the 50 Free with a time of 19.60 and in the 200 Free (1:34.83)
  • Recorded the No. 2 50 Free (19.34) and No. 5 100 Free (42.51) times in program history in the Big Ten Championship preliminaries
  • Won the 100 Free at the Shamrock Invitational (43.59) and at the Ohio State Invitational (42.79); also won the 200 Free (1:34.97) at the OSU Invite
  • Represented Ohio State at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in the 100 Free, finishing sixth with a time of 43.93
  • Debuted as a Buckeye with a win in both the 50 Free (20.19) and the 100 Free (43.79) against Alabama

Prior to Ohio State

  • 2018 Canadian Pan Pac team member
  • 4×100 Free Relay junior world record holder
  • Sixth-place at the FINA World Junior Championships in the 50 Free
  • Competed with the Markham Aquatic Club