Dimitry Vassiliev

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Dimitry Vassiliev
Dmitri Wiktorowitsch Wassiljew (2011).jpg
Personal information
Full name Dmitri Viktorovich Vassiliev
Born (1979-12-26) 26 December 1979 (age 35)
Ufa, Soviet Union
Professional information
Club CSKA/Lokomotiv Ufa
Skis Fischer
Personal best 233.5 m (766 ft)
Vikersund, 14 February 2015
World Cup
Seasons 1999–present
Wins 0
Additional podiums 9
Total podiums 9
Updated on 2 December 2012.

Dimitry Viktorovich Vassiliev (Russian: Дмитрий Викторович Васильев, born 26 December 1979 in Ufa, Bashkir ASSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian ski jumper who has been competing in the World Cup since 1999. His best finish at the World Championships is fifth in the team normal hill in Oberstdorf 2005 while his best individual finish was seventh in the individual large hill at the Sapporo 2007.

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Vassiliev finished eighth in the team competition and tenth in the individual normal hill.

He finished seventh in the Ski-flying World Championships in the team event both in 2004 and 2006.

Vassiliev best individual World Cup finish was second in an individual large hill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2001.

In 2001 during the Four Hills Tournament, Vassiliev tested positive for the substance Furosemide, which is a banned diuretic. He subsequently received a two-year ban from competitions.[1]

On 15 February 2015, Vassiliev flew 254 meters in Vikersund, but crashed hard upon landing. This is unofficially the longest jump ever recorded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBS Sports: Vassiliev banned two years for doping