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Jānis Ķipurs

Full name: Jānis Ķipurs
Other name(s): Yanis Uldisovich Kipurs, Янис Улдисович Кипурс
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: January 3, 1958 in Kurmene, Vecumnieku novads, Latvia
Affiliations: Dinamo Rīga, Rīga (LAT)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Jānis Ķipurs was one of the best Soviet/Latvian bobsleigh pilots of the 80s along with Zintis Ekmanis. The high point of his career was at the 1988 Winter Olympics where he piloted the Soviet teams to gold in the 2-man event and bronze in the 4-man event. He also won a bronze at the 1989 World Championships with brakeman Aldis Intlers, was 1984 European Champion with Aivars Šnepsts, and won silver at the 1987 European Championships with Vladimir Aleksandrov, all in the 2-man event. Ķipurs won gold in the 2-man event and silver in the combined event at the 1988-89 World Cup. He was Soviet champion in the 2-man event in 1982-83 and in the 4-man event in 1986 and won the Latvian SSR Championships in the 2-man event in 1984-85 and 1987. In 1988 Ķipurs was selected as Latvian Athlete of the Year. After his sporting career, he worked as a bobsledding coach. In 1993-95 and 1997-2002 Kipurs was a coach with the Swiss national bobsleigh team, while in 1996 he was coach of the United States national team, moving to the French national team in 2003.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Men's Two Soviet Union-1 URS 4
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Men's Four Soviet Union-1 URS 6
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Men's Two Soviet Union-1 URS 1 Gold
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Men's Four Soviet Union-2 URS 3 Bronze

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Aivars Šnepsts Final Standings
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Aivars Šnepsts Run 1
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Aivars Šnepsts Run 2
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Aivars Šnepsts Run 3
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Aivars Šnepsts Run 4
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Vladimir Kozlov Final Standings
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Vladimir Kozlov Run 1
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Vladimir Kozlov Run 2
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Vladimir Kozlov Run 3
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Vladimir Kozlov Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Final Standings
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Run 1
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Run 2
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Run 3
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Soviet Union-1 URS Run 4
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-2 URS Final Standings
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-2 URS Run 1
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-2 URS Run 2
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-2 URS Run 3
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Soviet Union-2 URS Run 4
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