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Anfisa Reztsova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameAnfisa Anatolyevna•Reztsova (Romanova-)
Used nameAnfisa•Reztsova
Original nameАнфиса Анатольевна•Резцова (Романова-)
Born16 December 1964 in Yakimets, Vladimir (RUS)
Measurements162 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Vladimir, Vladimir (RUS)
NOC(s) Russian Federation Soviet Union Unified Team
Ethnic nationRUS

Biography

Anfisa Reztsova is one of the few athletes who was very successful in both cross-country skiing and biathlon. Reztsova started as a cross-country skier and won her first international tournament medal at the 1985 World Championships, a gold in the relay. She repeated her relay victory at the 1987 World Championships and 1988 Winter Olympics and won additional silvers in the 5 km and 20 km at the 1987 World Championships and the 20 km at the 1988 Winter Olympics. She also won silver at the 1986-87 World Cup. In 1989 Reztsova switched to biathlon and competed as a biathlete at the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics, where she won a gold in the relay in 1992 and 1994 and bronze in the 1992 7½ km event. At the World Biathlon Championships, Reztsova was less successful, her only medal coming in the team event in 1992, but Reztsova won the Biathlon World Cup two years in a row, 1991-92 and 1992-93. After struggling a bit in the mid-1990s in biathlon, Reztsova switched back to cross-country skiing in 1998. She won her third relay title at the 1999 World Cross-Country Championships, was fourth in the pursuit, and retired from competition after the 1999 World Championships. Reztsova later admitted to the Russian ski magazine Ski Sport that she had used performance enhancing drugs during the 1998-99 season.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 20 kilometres, Women Olympic 2 Silver URS Anfisa Reztsova
  4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Soviet Union 1 Gold
1992 Winter Olympics Biathlon 7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women Olympic 1 Gold EUN Anfisa Reztsova
  15 kilometres, Women Olympic 26
  3 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Unified Team 3 Bronze
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon 7.5 kilometres Sprint, Women Olympic 32 RUS Anfisa Reztsova
  15 kilometres, Women Olympic 26
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Russian Federation 1 Gold

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