Sergey Kirdyapkin at the meetion of Russian 2012 Summer Olympics medalists with the President of Russia on August 16, 2012
January 16, 1980
1.77 m (5 ft
9 in) 1⁄ 2
54 kg (119 lb)
50km Race Walk
Sergey Alexandrovich Kirdyapkin ( Russian: Серге́й Александрович Кирдяпкин, born 18 June 1980 in Insar, Mordovia) is a Russian race walker.
Kirdyapkin won the gold medal in the
50 km walk at the 2012 London Olympics with an Olympic record time 3:35:59.
He also won two gold medals in the 50 km walk at the
2005 World Championships in a personal best time of 3:38:08 hours and at the 2009 World Championships, finishing in 3:38:35, his second fastest ever time. [1 ]
He is married to fellow racewalker
Anisya Kirdyapkina. He is coached by Viktor Chegin, who also coaches racewalk world champions Valeriy Borchin and Olga Kaniskina. [2 ]
His coach Viktor Chegin has been embroiled in doping controversy during his whole career and this has passed much suspicion onto Kirdyapkin. Chegin has coached no less than 17 athletes that have failed doping tests.
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