Sergei Vladimirovich Chepikov
|Full name||Sergei Wladimirowitsch Tschepikow
Russian Сергей Владимирович Чепиков
Soviet Union Russia
|birthday||January 30, 1967|
|place of birth||Choir , Russian SFSR , Soviet Union|
|End of career||2007|
Sergei Wladimirowitsch Tschepikow ( Russian Сергей Владимирович Чепиков , scientific transliteration Sergej Vladimirovič Čepikov ; born January 30, 1967 in Chor , Khabarovsk region ) is a former Russian biathlete and cross-country skier .
In the 1989/90 and 1990/91 seasons he was the first Soviet athlete to win the overall World Cup.
Change to cross-country skiing
Because his shooting results left a lot to be desired, the Russian switched to the cross-country skiers after these successes, but could not prevail there. His best result was a 9th place in the Nagano Olympic Hunting Race ( 1998 ). After the fourth Olympic Games for him, the now 31-year-old ended his sporting career, after which he made a movie, among other things.
Return to biathlon
At the beginning of the 2001/02 season , Tschepikow celebrated a sensational comeback in biathlon as a 34-year-old. The Russian made a strong start to the season, after two top 10 placements at the second World Cup in Pokljuka, he just missed the podium a week later with two fourth places in the singles and sprint of Osrblie. The 2002 Winter Olympics were also successful for Tschepikow. As in his last Olympic Games in Biathlon in 1994, he finished 8th in singles. He was also used in the Russian relay, which, however, missed an Olympic medal in fourth place.
On January 24, 2004 Tschepikow achieved his fifth World Cup victory in the sprint race in Antholz over ten years after his last World Cup victory, the Olympic victory in Lillehammer.
At the Biathlon World Championships in 2005 in Hochfilzen , he won his seventh World Championship medal with the silver medal in pursuit. He was also successful in the relay and the mixed relay, which was held for the first time, and won two more silver medals. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin , he again won a silver medal with the Russian relay.
Tschepikow won a total of five World Cup victories. At 39, he was one of the oldest active athletes in the biathlon world cup in his last World Cup season . After the 2006/07 season, he finally ended his career. He is married to Jelena Melnikowa .
- Winter Olympics:
- 1988: 1 × gold (relay), 1 × bronze (sprint)
- 1992: 1 × silver (relay)
- 1994: 1 × gold (sprint), 1 × silver (relay)
- 2006: 1 × silver (relay)
- World Championships:
- 1989: 1 × gold (team), 1 × silver (individual)
- 1991: 1 × gold (relay), 1 × bronze (team)
- 1993: 2 × silver (relay, team)
- 2003: 1 × silver (relay)
- 2005: 3 × silver (pursuit, relay, mixed relay)
- 2006: 1 × gold (mixed relay)
- Overall World Cup:
- 2 × winners (1989/90, 1990/91)
- World Cup victories:
- 5 (as of January 24, 2004)
- Results in the biathlon world cup
The table shows all placements (depending on the year, including the Olympic Games and World Championships).
- 1st - 3rd Place: Number of podium placements
- Top 10: Number of placements in the top ten (including podium)
- Points ranks: Number of placements within the point ranks (including podium and top 10)
- Starts: Number of races run in the respective discipline
|Status: data may be incomplete|
- Sergei Wladimirowitsch Tschepikow in the IBU database (English)
- Sergei Wladimirowitsch Tschepikow in the database of the International Ski Federation (English)
- Sergei Wladimirowitsch Tschepikow in the database of Sports-Reference (English; archived from the original )
|SURNAME||Tschepikow, Sergei Vladimirovich|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Чепиков, Сергей Владимирович (Russian)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Russian biathlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 30, 1967|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Choir , Khabarovsk Region , Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic , Soviet Union|