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Sergey Tarasov

Full name: Sergey Petrovich Tarasov
Original name: Сергей Петрович Тарасов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 15, 1965 in Staroaleyskoye, Altay Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Army
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

One of the top biathletes of the World at the start of 1990s, Sergey Tarasov missed the 1992 Winter Olympics due to illness and made his Olympic début at the 1994 Olympics by skiing the third leg of the Russian relay team that won the silver medal. Five days later, Tarasov won gold in the 20 km and three days after that won bronze in the 10 km to became the most successful biathlete of those Games. The 1998 Olympic Winter Games were less successful for Tarasov as he won only bronze in the relay at those Games. At the World Championships, Tarasov won the 20 km and relay titles in 1996, five silver medals (pursuit in 1997, 20 km in 1993, relay in 1991 and 1993, team event in 1994) and two bronzes (10 km in 1993, and team event in 1991). Tarasov also won the European 20 km title in 1996 and 10 km silver at the same European Championships. Tarasov finished his sporting career after the 1998 Olympics and later has served as president of the Motor Barnaul ice hockey club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Russia RUS 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Russia RUS 1 Gold
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Russia RUS 2 Silver
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Russia RUS 22
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Russia RUS 15
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Russia RUS 3 Bronze

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M S1T S1R S2T S2R
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon Russia Final Standings 3 28:27.4 1 1 0
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Biathlon Russia Final Standings 22 29:23.2 3 2 1 9:37.2 42 21:15.6 21

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon Russia Final Standings 1 57:25.3 3 54:25.3 1 2 13:14.2 48 0 22:40.1 5 1 35:50.8 7 0 45:38.8 1
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Biathlon Russia Final Standings 15 59:24.3 4 55:24.3 6 1 12:02.5 28 0 23:31.1 14 2 36:40.7 21 1 49:03.7 18

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER ES S1ES S2ES
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon Russia RUS Final Standings 2 21:54.0 0 0 0 1-08:43.0 3
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Biathlon Russia RUS Final Standings 3 21:01.4 0 0 0 1-01:33.9 2 3 3 0
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