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Vyacheslav Yekimov

Full name: Vyacheslav Vladimirovich Yekimov
Original name: Вячеслав Владимирович Екимов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: February 4, 1966 in Vyborg, Leningrad, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Leningrad / Lokomotiv, St. Petersburg (Leningrad)/US Postal Service, USA
Country: URS Soviet Union, RUS Russia
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Vyacheslav Yekimov first took up cycling in 1980 and immediately made his name as a great pursuiter. He competed against fellow Soviet Gintautas Umaras and thus, despite winning the 1985-87 World Amateur Pursuit Championship, Yekimov was not chosen for the individual pursuit in 1988 at the Seoul Olympics. But together with Umaras, he led the Soviets to the team pursuit title. In late 1989, Yekimov made history when he was allowed to turn professonal. He was chosen to ride for the PDM professional team and immediately became known as one of the fastest road sprinters in the peloton in his first year as a professional. Yekimov had a long career as road professional, winning a gold medal in 2000 and a silver medal in 2004 at the Olympics in the individual time trial, and serving for several years as a lieutenant to Lance Armstrong with the US Postal Service team, in addition to riding in 15 Tours de France, finishing 14. His other major road victories were as follows: 1992 Züri-Metzgete, 1994 Tour DuPont, 1996 and 2000 Three Days of De Panne. In 2001 Yekimov was named Russian Cyclist of the Century.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Russia RUS 74
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial Russia RUS 1 Gold
2004 Summer 38 Athina Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Russia RUS AC DNF
2004 Summer 38 Athina Cycling Men's Individual Time Trial Russia RUS 1 Gold

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Cycling Russia Final Standings 74 at 5:50
2004 Summer 38 Athina Cycling Russia Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Individual Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Cycling Russia Final Standings 1 57:40.420
2004 Summer 38 Athina Cycling Russia Final Standings 1 57:50.58

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 WR 4:13.31
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:20.17
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU/WR 4:14.22
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Qualifying Round 1 QU/WR 4:16.10