Vasily Vasilyevich Rochev

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Rochev in 2008.

Vasily Vasilyevich Rochev (Russian: Василий Васильевич Рочев; born October 23, 1980 in Syktyvkar, Komi ASSR, Russian SFSR) is a Russian cross-country skier who has competed since 2000. He won the bronze medal in the Team sprint event at the 2006 Winter Olympics at Turin.

Rochev has four medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold (Individual sprint: 2005), two silvers (Team sprint and 4x10 km: both 2007), and one bronze (4x10 km: 2005). He has won fourteen events in cross country skiing since 2002.

He is the son of Vasily Pavlovich Rochev who won two medals at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York (gold: 4 x 10 km, silver: 30 km) and two medals at the 1974 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun (silver: 4 x 10 km, bronze: 15 km).

He is the second husband of fellow Russian cross country skier Yuliya Chepalova, who gave birth to her second child Vaselina in April 2007. Chepalova had another child in 2003 from a previous marriage.

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