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Sergey Chepikov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 3
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSergey Vladimirovich•Chepikov
Used nameSergey•Chepikov
Original nameСергей Владимирович•Чепиков
Born30 January 1967 in Khor, Khabarovsk Kray (RUS)
Measurements182 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg (RUS) / Dynamo Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk (RUS)
NOC(s) Russian Federation Soviet Union Unified Team
Ethnic nationRUS

Biography

During his long career, which lasted nearly 20 years, Sergey Chepikov competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing. Chepikov started as a biathlete and was successful at his first major international, the 1988 Winter Olympics, where he won a bronze in the 10 km and gold in the relay. At the next two Winter Olympics, Chepikov won one gold (1994 in 10 km) and two silvers (1992 and 1994 in the relay). Between 1988 and 1993 Chepikov also competed at every World Championships in biathlon and won one gold (1989 in team event), five silvers (1989, 1991 and 1993 in the relay, 1990 in 20 km and in 1993 in team event) and three bronzes (1990 in 10 km, 1991 in the team event and 1993 in 20 km). Chepikov also won two World Cup titles in a row, in 1989-90 and 1990-91, and in 1988-89 won a World Cup bronze. After the 1994 Olympics, Chepikov decided to quit biathlon and took up cross-country skiing. He competed in cross-country at the 1998 Winter Olympics and 1995, 1997 and 1999 World Cross-country Championships, but with less success, his best place being fourth in 1997 with the Russian relay team. At the start of the 2000s Chepikov switched back to biathlon and won one gold (2006 in mixed relay) and four silvers (2003 in relay and in 2005 in 12.5 km pursuit, relay and mixed relay) at the World Championships. He also won silver at the 2006 Winter Olympics in the relay. Chepikov ended his sporting career in March 2007 and in 2008 was elected to the Sverdlovsk Oblast Duma. He is married to biathlete Yelena Melnikova, a bronze medalist at the 1992 Winter Olympics in the relay.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1988 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Soviet Union    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 4
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Soviet Union 1 Gold
1992 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 4 Representing Unified Team    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 10
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Unified Team 2 Silver
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Russian Federation    
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 8
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Russian Federation 2 Silver
1998 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 10 kilometres, Men Olympic 22 Representing Russian Federation    
  30 kilometres, Men Olympic 32
  10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 9
  4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Russian Federation 5
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon 20 kilometres, Men Olympic 8 Representing Russian Federation    
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Russian Federation 4
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon 10 kilometres Sprint, Men Olympic 23 Representing Russian Federation    
  12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic DNS
  15 kilometres Mass Start, Men Olympic 5
  20 kilometres, Men Olympic 4
  4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Russian Federation 2 Silver

Other participations

Games Role Details
1994 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Russian Federation    

Olympic family relations

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