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Valery Medvedtsev

Full name: Valery Alekseyevich Medvedtsev
Original name: Валерий Алексеевич Медведцев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: July 5, 1964 in Izhevsk, Udmurtskaya Respublika, Russia
Affiliations: SKA Izhevsk/Izhplanety Izhevsk
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team, RUS Russia
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Husband of Olga Pylyova-Medvedtseva; Husband (divorced) of Nataliya Snytina.

Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Valery Medvedtsev was one of the best Soviet biathletes at the end of the 1980s. He made a successful international début at the 1986 World Championships, winning all three events (10 km, 20 km and the relay). Besides those golds, Medvedtsev won another gold in the 20 km at the 1990 World Championships, silvers in the relay at the 1987 and 1993 World Championships and bronze in the 10 km team event at the 1991 World Championships. During his career Medvedtsev competed at three Olympic Winter Games, the 1988 Olympics his best, where he medaled again in all three events, winning gold in the relay and silvers in 10 and 20 km. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, Medvedtsev added another silver in the relay. Medvedtsev also won bronze at the 1989-90 World Cup. After his sporting career, Medvedtsev worked as a biathlon coach, and was the coach of Russian 2002 Olympic biathlon team. In the 1990s Medvedtsev was married to biathlete Nataliya Snytina, who won a gold medal in the relay at the 1994 Winter Olympics. He is currently married to another biathlete Olga Pylyova, who won 10 km gold and relay bronze at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Unified Team EUN 25
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Unified Team EUN 2 Silver
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Russia RUS 24

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon Soviet Union Final Standings 2 25:23.7 0 0 0
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Biathlon Unified Team Final Standings 25 27:39.5 2 1 1

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S2M S3M S4M S1T S1R S2T S2R S3T S3R S4T S4R
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon Soviet Union Final Standings 2 56:54.6 2 54:54.6 =2 0 1 0 1
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Biathlon Russia Final Standings 24 1-00:44.0 3 57:44.0 25 1 1 0 1 12:50.0 38 23:58.9 34 36:51.4 20 48:25.5 24

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 20:38.6 0 0 0 1-22:30.0 1
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Biathlon Unified Team EUN Final Standings 2 21:56.3 0 0 0 21:56.3 3
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