Since a young age, Nikita has been involved in a variety of competitive sports, including hockey, soccer, and wrestling in Russia. At age 13, he became interested in Olympic weightlifting, and he was adorned as “Master of Sport” in Olympic Weightlifting at age 18. Since then, Nikita has been coaching Olympic Weightlifting here in the US and in Russia.
- Russian Master of Sport – Olympic Weightlifting
- Several Olympic Weightlifting Titles in Russia