Olympic archer Tsyrempilov
|Born||April 9, 1975 (age 40)
Ulekchin, Zakamensky District, Buryatia, Russia
Balzhinima Tsyrempilov (Russian: Бальжинима́ Цыренжа́пович Цыремпи́лов, Balzhinimá Tsyrenzhápovich Tsyrempílov, born April 9, 1975 in Ulekchin, Zakamensky District, Buryatia) is a World Cup winning and former world number one archer from Russia.
2004 Summer Olympics
Tsyrempilov competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's individual archery. He won his first match, advancing to the round of 32. In the second round of elimination, he was again victorious and advanced to the round of 16. The third match was Tsyrempilov's downfall, as he lost to Chen Szu-Yuan of Chinese Taipei. Tsyrempilov placed 14th overall.
2007 World Championship
At the 44th Outdoor Archery World championship in July 2007 in Leipzig, Tsyrempilov won silver in recurve men's individual.
2008 Summer Olympics
At the Men's individual archery event of 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Tsyrempilov finished his ranking round with a total of 671 points, eight points behind Juan René Serrano, the winner of the round. This gave him the sixth seed for the final competition bracket in which he faced Daniel Pavlov in the first round, beating the Bulgarian 112-102. In the second round Tsyrempilov had a rematch with Chen Szu-Yuan and took revenge for the loss in 2004 with a 109-101 win. However in the third round Tsyrempilov's tournament was over after he was unable to beat Moriya Ryuichi, 113-110.
Together with Andrey Abramov and Bair Badënov he also took part in the team event. With his 671 score from the ranking round combined with the 660 of Abramov and the 658 of Badënov Russia was in fourth position after the ranking round, which gave them a straight seed into the quarter finals. However, with 217-209 they were beaten by the team from China that eventually won the bronze medal.
- Athlete biography: Baljinima Tsyrempilov, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug, 18 2008