Alexandr Popov (biathlete)

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Alexandr Popov
Personal information
Full name Alexandr Vladimirovich Popov
Born (1965-02-22) 22 February 1965 (age 53)
Tobolsk, RSFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Dynamo Minsk
World Cup debut 18 January 1986
Olympic Games
Teams 4 (1988, 1992, 1994, 1998)
Medals 2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 10 (1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
Medals 10 (4 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 13 (1985/86–1997/98)
Individual victories 5
Individual podiums 16

Alexandr Vladimirovich Popov (Russian: Александр Владимирович Попов; born 22 February 1965) is a Russian biathlete who competed for the USSR, the Unified Team and Belarus. Since 1999 he has been the head coach of the Belarus National Biathlon Team.

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

2 medals (1 gold, 1 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Canada 1988 Calgary 12th Gold
France 1992 Albertville 4th 18th Silver
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 4th 10th 4th
Japan 1998 Nagano 29th 55th 4th

World Championships[edit]

10 medals (4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Team Relay
United States 1987 Lake Placid 12th DSQ N/A N/A Silver
Austria 1989 Feistritz 19th 8th N/A Gold Silver
Finland 1991 Lahti Silver N/A Silver
Russia 1992 Novosibirsk N/A N/A N/A Gold N/A
Bulgaria 1993 Borovets 14th 18th N/A 6th 4th
Canada 1994 Canmore N/A N/A N/A 9th N/A
Italy 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 13th 6th N/A 8th Bronze
Germany 1996 Ruhpolding 7th 21st N/A Gold Bronze
Slovakia 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 18th 27th Gold 4th
Slovenia 1998 Pokljuka N/A N/A 18th 12th N/A
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was added as an event in 1989, with pursuit being added in 1997.

Individual victories[edit]

5 victories (2 In, 3 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1986–87
1 victory
(1 Sp)
17 January 1987 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1988–89
1 victory
(1 In)
2 March 1989 Finland Hämeenlinna 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1990–91
1 victory
(1 In)
24 January 1991 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1991–92
2 victories
(2 Sp)
21 December 1991 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
25 January 1992 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexandr Popov". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.

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