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Steve Hegg

Full name: Stephen Edward "Steve" Hegg
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 3, 1963 in Dana Point, California, United States
Affiliations: Chevrolet/LA Sheriff
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Steve Hegg competed as a professional cyclist from the early 1980s until 2000. At the 1984 Olympics he became the first American to win gold in the individual pursuit and added a silver in the team pursuit. He had previously won gold in the team pursuit at the 1983 Pan American Games. Hegg did not start out as a cyclist but rather a downhill skiier, who starting cycling as summer training for that sport. Before switching to cycling competitively, he was a four-time US skiing champion.

Shortly after the 1984 Olympics Hegg was involved in controversy when it was found that several members of the American track cycling team, including Hegg, had participated in blood doping to help enhance their performance. This was not illegal at the time, but in 1985, blood doping would be banned by the IOC.

Hegg switched in the later 1980s from the track to the road, winning another Pan Am gold in the team time trial at the 1987 Pan Ams. He won the US individual time trial elite race in 1990, 1995, and 1996, and in 1994 was the US road race champion.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 93
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial United States USA 16

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling United States Final Standings 93 at 2:55

Men's Individual Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Cycling United States Final Standings 16 at 4:24

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling United States Final Round Match 1/2 1 4:39.35
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:47.07
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling United States Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 4:37.10
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling United States Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 4:40.26
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling United States Qualifying Round 1 QU 4:35.57
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling United States Qualifying Round Heat Ten 1 QU 4:35.57

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 4:29.85
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU no time
1984 Summer 20 Los Angeles Cycling United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 4:25.15
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