Wenera Mikhailovna Chernyshova

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Wenera Michailowna Tschernyschowa ( Russian Венера Михайловна Чернышова ; born March 5, 1954 in Perm ) is a former Soviet biathlete.


Tschernyschowa belonged to the dominant Soviet biathlon team in the 1980s. At the first five women's world championships from 1984 to 1988, Chernyshova won five gold medals with the Soviet relay.

In 1984 Tschernyschowa became the first world champion in both individual and sprint. Together with the relay medal, she won three gold medals in three races. Chernyshova won further individual medals in 1985 with the bronze medal, in 1987 with the silver medal in the sprint and in 1988 with the bronze medal in the individual. With seven gold, one silver and two bronze medals, Tschernyschowa is still one of the most successful athletes at world championships.

The Soviet Union, which dominates world championships, was less successful in the biathlon world cup . Tschernyschowa also never achieved a place among the top three athletes in the overall ranking.

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  1. Чернышова Венера Михайловна , sportufo.ru (Russian)