Lyubov Yegorova

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Lyubov Yegorova
Medal record
Women's cross country skiing
Olympic Games
Representing  Russia
Gold 1992 Albertville 10 km
Gold 1992 Albertville 15 km
Gold 1992 Albertville 4 x 5 km
Silver 1992 Albertville 5 km
Silver 1992 Albertville 30 km
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 5 km
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 10 km pursuit
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 4 x 5 km
Silver 1994 Lillehammer 15 km
World Championships
Representing  Soviet Union
Gold 1991 Val di Fiemme 30 km
Gold 1991 Val di Fiemme 4 x 5 km
Representing  Russia
Gold 1993 Falun 4 x 5 km
Silver 1993 Falun 5 km
Bronze 1993 Falun 5 km + 10 km combined pursuit
Bronze 1993 Falun 30 km
Disqualified 1997 Trondheim 5 km

Lyubov Ivanovna Yegorova (Russian: Любо́вь Ива́новна Его́рова; born May 5, 1966, Seversk), name also spelled Ljubov Jegorova, is a Russian former cross-country Olympic ski champion, many times world champion (first time in 1991), winner of the World Cup (1993) and Hero of Russia. Lyubov Yegorova is an honorary citizen of Seversk (1992), Saint Petersburg (1994), and Tomsk Oblast (2005). Member of Communist party. Yegorova won several medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with three golds (4x5 km: 1991, 1993; 30 km: 1991), one silver (5 km: 1993), and two bronzes (5 km + 10 km combined pursuit, 30 km: 1993). She also won the women's 15 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1994. Additionally, Yegorova won a total of nine medals at the Winter Olympics, earning six golds and three silver. She was the most successful athlete at both the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics. She won the Holmenkollen medal in 1994 (shared with Vladimir Smirnov and Espen Bredesen).

Doping controversy[edit]

Yegorova's career ended at the 1997 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Trondheim when she was disqualified for doping on bromantan, an anabolic steroid. She was disqualified on February 26, 1997, three days after winning gold in the women's 5 km event, and stripped of that medal. Yegorova's gold would go to fellow Russian Yelena Välbe.


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