Dmitry Nelyubin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDmitry Vladislavovich•Nelyubin
Used nameDmitry•Nelyubin
Original nameДмитрий Владиславович•Нелюбин
Born8 February 1971 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Died1 January 2005 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Measurements177 cm / 70 kg
NOC Soviet Union Unified Team
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Dmitry Nelyubin was only a junior when he helped the USSR pursuit team win the 1988 Olympic gold medal and the 1988 World Championships, and he also won the amateur Tour de Belgique that year. Still a junior in 1989, he was junior World Champion in the team and individual pursuit. Nelyubin won the team pursuit World Championship in 1989 with the USSR, and again triumphed at the Tour de Belgique. But as he grew older, he did not continue his dominance. After the 1992 Olympics, Nelyubin turned professional, but with few palmares, winning only a few stages in minor races. He rode a few spring classics but never figured in the race for the podium positions. At a New Year’s celebration in 2005, Nelyubin got into an argument between his group and some other revelers. A fight broke out, and Nelyubin was stabbed, dying from his wounds. The assailant, Alimbek Azagoyez, was later sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) URS RUS Dmitry Nelyubin
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) EUN RUS Dmitry Nelyubin
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Unified Team 6

Olympic family relations