Sergei Kopylov

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Sergei Kopylov
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Born (1960-07-29) 29 July 1960 (age 57)
Tula, Soviet Union

Sergei Vladimirovich Kopylov (Russian: Серге́й Владимирович Копылов; born 29 July 1960 in Tula) is a racing cyclist from the Soviet Union.

He competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union in the individual sprint event, where he finished in third place.[1] In 1981, he won the world amateur sprint championship gold medal. In 1982, he successfully defended his title against his main rival of the time, East Germany's Lutz Heßlich. In 1983, he focused on the 1 km time trial, capturing the world championship in Switzerland. The Soviet boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics prevented him from competing for an Olympic gold medal.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Sergei Kopylov". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 

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Preceded by
Sergei Zouravlev
Men's 200 meter Time Trial
world record holder

02 August 1981 – 08 July 1986
Succeeded by
Michael Hübner