Sergey Bakulin

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Sergey Bakulin
Sergey Bakulin Daegu 2011.jpg
Bakulin at the 2011 World championships Athletics in Daegu.
Personal information
Full nameSergey Vasilyevich Bakulin
Born (1986-11-13) 13 November 1986 (age 32)
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Country Russia
Event(s)50km Race Walk

Sergey Vasilyevich Bakulin (Russian: Серге́й Васильевич Бакулин; born 13 November 1986 in Insar, Mordvin ASSR) is a male race walker from Russia.[1]


He was originally the 2011 World Champion in the 50 kilometres race walk before losing his medal for doping infringements. He originally finished in 6th place in the same race in the 2012 Olympics before that result, too, was expunged. He was advanced to 5th place when teammate Igor Yerokhin was disqualified and banned for life following a second finding of irregularities in his biological passport, an indicator of performance-enhancing drugs.


Bakulin began serving a previously unannounced suspension for irregularities in his biological passport beginning in December 2012.[2] Suspicions that he had been suspended began when Bakulin failed to defend his World Championship title on home soil, even though he was given a bye to do so. Bakulin is coached by Viktor Chegin[3] who has a history of training athletes banned for doping violations. Bakulin could face additional suspensions as photographs apparently reveal he has competed while serving the original suspension.[2] On 20 January 2015 Bakulin was disqualified for 3 years and 2 months starting from 24 December 2012, and all his results between 25 January 2011 and 25 March 2011, between 16 July 2011 and 16 August 2011, as well as between 11 April 2012 and 11 June 2012 were annulled.[4] On March 25, 2015, the IAAF filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration in Lausanne, Switzerland, questioning the selective suspension periods of the six athletes involved including the window that opened up less than a month before his World Championship gold medal.[5] On March 24, 2016, his results from 25 February 2011 to 24 December 2012 were disqualified.[6]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2006 World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 6th 20 km 1:20:10
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 20 km 1:20:50
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 3rd 20 km 1:23:33
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 20 km DQ
2009 European Race Walking Cup Metz, France 4th 50 km 3:52:38
1st Team - 50 km 8 pts
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 20 km 1:20.52
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico DSQ 20 km 1:24:05
European Championships Barcelona, Spain DSQ 50 km 3:43:26
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea DSQ 50 km 3:41:24
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia DSQ 50 km 3:46:14
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom DSQ 50 km 3:38:55


  1. ^ "Focus On Athletes – Sergey Bakulin". IAAF, 11 May 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Another Russian race-walker under scrutiny". Yahoo! News. Associated Press. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ Sergey Bakulin IAAF. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Информация о дисквалификации: легкая атлетика" (in Russian). Russian Anti-Doping Agency. 20 January 2015. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF appeals six decisions recently made by RUSADA". IAAF. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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