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Dmitry Nelyubin

Full name: Dmitry Vladislavovich Nelyubin
Original name: Дмитрий Владиславович Нелюбин
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 8, 1971 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 1, 2005 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Son of Vladislav Nelyubin.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Dmitry Nelyubin was only a junior when he helped the USSR pursuit team win the 1988 Olympic gold medal and the 1988 World Championships, and he also won the amateur Tour de Belgique that year. Still a junior in 1989, he was junior World Champion in the team and individual pursuit. Nelyubin won the team pursuit World Championship in 1989 with the USSR, and again triumphed at the Tour de Belgique. But as he grew older, he did not continue his dominance. After the 1992 Olympics, Nelyubin turned professional, but with few palmares, winning only a few stages in minor races. He rode a few spring classics but never figured in the race for the podium positions. At a New Year’s celebration in 2005, Nelyubin got into an argument between his group and some other revelers. A fight broke out, and Nelyubin was stabbed, dying from his wounds. The assailant, Alimbek Azagoyez, was later sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Unified Team EUN 6

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 WR 4:13.31
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:20.17
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU/WR 4:14.22
1988 Summer 17 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Qualifying Round 1 QU/WR 4:16.10
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Cycling Unified Team EUN Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 4:16.685
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Cycling Unified Team EUN Qualifying Round 6 QU 4:19.343