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Lyubov Yegorova

Full name: Lyubov Ivanovna Yegorova
Original name: Любовь Ивановна Егорова
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: May 5, 1966 in Seversk, Tomsk, Russia
Affiliations: Profsport Leningrad/Lukoil Sportsclub
Country: EUN Unified Team, RUS Russia
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 6 Gold, 3 Silver (9 Total)

Biography

With six gold medals and nine medals total, Lyubov Yegorova is the most successful female Winter Olympian, and only one man has won more Olympic Winter titles, fellow cross country skier Bjørn Dæhlie. She dominated the women's cross country events at both the 1992 and 1994 Olympics, medalling in nine of the 10 events held. She was also successful at the World Championships, winning two titles in 1991 (in 30 km and relay), and four medals overall including a relay title in 1993. In 1994, she also won the prestigious Holmenkollen medal. She was also the World Cup champion in 1992-93 and took bronzes in 1990-91 and 1991-92. After an absence in which she became a mother, she returned with her fourth world title in Trondheim at the 1997 World Championships. But a few days after her victory, she was found to have used the illegal substance bromantan, and Yegorova was subsequently stripped of her title and banned from competition for two years. She returned to competition after these two years, but was unable to reach the level from before, although she managed a fifth place in the Salt Lake 10 km race. Yegorova subsequently retired and now serves as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg (for the Communist Party) and also as the president of the skiing federation of the same city.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Unified Team EUN 2 Silver
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Women's 15 kilometres Unified Team EUN 1 Gold
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Women's 30 kilometres Unified Team EUN 2 Silver
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit Unified Team EUN 1 Gold
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay Unified Team EUN 1 Gold
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Russia RUS 1 Gold
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 15 kilometres Russia RUS 2 Silver
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 30 kilometres Russia RUS 5
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit Russia RUS 1 Gold
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay Russia RUS 1 Gold
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Women's Sprint Russia RUS 11
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Women's 10 kilometres Russia RUS 5

Women's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Russia Quarter-Finals Heat 3 3 3:16.0
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Russia Qualifying Round 15 Q 3:18.46

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Unified Team Final Standings 2 14:14.7 5:48.6 2
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Russia Final Standings 1 14:08.8 5:50.6 1

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
2002 Winter 35 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Russia Final Standings 5 28:50.7 6:19.1 =7 18:13.6 6 25:29.2 4

Women's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Unified Team Final Standings 1 42:20.8 5:41.3 1 22:39.4 1
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Russia Final Standings 2 41:03.0 4:53.1 2 22:28.5 2

Women's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Unified Team Final Standings 2 1-22:52.0 5:19.3 5 19:06.7 2 32:03.8 2 50:11.7 2 1-05:51.6 2
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Russia Final Standings 5 1-26:54.8 5:21.2 8 25:40.2 5 35:38.5 6 43:00.1 =7 1-09:37.4 4

Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Unified Team Final Standings 1 25:53.7 25:53.7 1
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Russia Final Standings 1 27:30.1 27:30.1 3

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1992 Winter 25 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Unified Team EUN Final Standings 1 14:15.8 59:34.8 1
1994 Winter 27 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Russia RUS Final Standings 1 13:21.0 57:12.5 1