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Vasily Rochev

Full name: Vasily Pavlovich Rochev
Original name: Василий Павлович Рочев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: December 22, 1951 in Bakur, Respublika Komi, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Syktyvkar, Syktyvkar (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Husband of Nina Rocheva; Father of Vasily Rochev; Father-in-law of Olga Rocheva; Father-in-law of Yuliya Chepalova; Father of Olga Shchuchkina.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Vasily Rochev made his international début at the 1974 World Championships, where he won silver in the relay and bronze in 15 km. The next two championships were not as successful for Rochev, as he was only tenth at 30 km and 12th in the 50 km at the 1976 Olympics and fourth in the relay and eighth at 15 km at the 1978 World Championships. Rochev made his last international appearance at the 1980 Winter Olympics, where he won gold in the relay, silver at 30 km and was 13th in the 15 km. Domestically Rochev won five individual Soviet titles – at 15 km in 1974 and 1975, at 30 km in 1974 and 1977 and at 50 km in 1979 – and seven Soviet relay titles (1972-76, 1978, 1980). After his sporting career Rochev worked as a cross-country skiing coach, with his most famous pupil Aleksey Prokurorov. His wife Nina, his son Vasily, his daughter Olga, as well as his daughers-in-law Olga Rochewa and Yulia Chepalova were also cross-country skiers, Nina won silver at the 1980 Winter Olympics and son Vasily a bronze at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Soviet Union URS 10
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Soviet Union URS 12
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 13
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 13 43:16.86 13:45.38 7 26:39.28 14

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 10 1-32:39.42 31:33.77 7 1-03:04.73 8
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 2 1-27:34.22 28:52.31 5 45:02.26 4 58:31.68 4

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 12 2-44:31.23 45:40.40 1 1-17:40.82 4 2-07:23.51 3

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 29:21.41 29:21.41 1
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