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Oleksiy Korobeinikov

Full name: Oleksiy Vitaliyovych Korobeinikov
Original name: Олексій Віталійович Коробейніков
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: May 12, 1978 in Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk Kray, Russia
Died: May 16, 2014 in Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Country: UKR Ukraine
Sport: Biathlon

Biography

Oleksiy Korobeinikov took up biathlon in 1984 and first competed internationally at the 1998 World Junior Championships representing his native Russia. But a fierce competition inside the Russian national team led Korobeinikov to adopt Ukrainian citizenship in early 2000 and from 2002 until the end of his career in 2009, Korobeinikov represented Ukraine. Korobeinikov competed at the 2006 Olympics and 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 World Championships, his best finish at those major international tournaments a 16th place in the 20 km at the 2008 World Championships. At the European Championships, Korobeinikov won a full set of medals, as the European sprint champion in 2003, winning the relay silver in 2005 and 20 km bronze in 2007. After finishing his sporting career, Korobeinikov moved back to his native Russia, but died rather young due to injuries sustained in a car crash. On 24 March 2014, Korobeinikov lost control of his car in his hometown of Achinsk and rammed into a tree. Korobeinikov sustained a serious head injury and died eight weeks later in a hospital in Krasnoyarsk.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 27 Torino Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Ukraine UKR 54
2006 Winter 27 Torino Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Ukraine UKR 7

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
2006 Winter 27 Torino Biathlon Ukraine Final Standings 54 1-01:17.8 4 57:17.8 57 0 11:16.5 14 2 24:50.9 48 1 37:32.9 50 1 50:18.1 51

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S1T S1R S2M S2ES S2T S2R ET ER
2006 Winter 27 Torino Biathlon Ukraine UKR Final Standings 7 20:52.7 0 2 0 1 48:58.9 7 0 1 56:13.2 4 1-02:35.6 6
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