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Aliaksandr Papou

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAliaksandr Uladzimiravich•Papou
Used nameAliaksandr•Papou
Original nameАляксандр Уладзіміравіч•Папоў
Other namesAleksandr Vladimirovich Popov, Александр Владимирович Попов
Born22 February 1965 in Tobolsk, Tyumen (RUS)
Measurements176 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Minsk, Minsk (BLR)
NOC Belarus Soviet Union Unified Team
Nationality Belarus

Biography

During his career Popov competed at four Winter Olympics and won a relay gold in 1988 and relay silver in 1992, and was also fourth at the Olympics four times (1992 in 20 km, in 1994 in 20 km and the relay and in 1998 in the relay). Popov also carried the Belarussian flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 1998 and 2006 Winter Olympics. He competed at every World Championships between 1987 and 1998, and won 10 World Championships medals (including four golds), but only one of those was in an individual event (silver in 1991 in individual 20 km). His four golds from the World Championships were all in the team event (1989, 1992, 1996 and 1997) and his other medals at the World Championships came in the relay (silvers in 1987, 1989 and 1991 and bronzes in 1995 and 1996). Popov was also successful at the European Biathlon Championships, winning in the 1995 relay and he also won three silvers (1995 in individual 20 km, 1996 in relay race and 1998 in individual 10 km) and one bronze (1996 in individual 20 km). Popov was second overall during the 1988-89 World Cup season. Since 1999, after retiring from sports, Popov has worked as the head coach of Belorussian national biathlon team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Winter Olympics Biathlon URS BLR Aliaksandr Papou
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 12
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
1992 Winter Olympics Biathlon EUN BLR Aliaksandr Papou
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 18
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Unified Team 2 Silver
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon BLR Aliaksandr Papou
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 10
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Belarus 4
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon BLR Aliaksandr Papou
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 55
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 29
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Belarus 4

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1998 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony BLR Aliaksandr Papou
2006 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony BLR Aliaksandr Papou

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