Sergey Ulegin

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Sergey Ulegin
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing C-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Seville C-4 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2006 Szeged C-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2009 Dartmouth C-4 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Szeged C-2 500 m
Disqualified 2003 Gainesville C-2 500 m
Disqualified 2003 Gainesville C-4 200 m
Disqualified 2003 Gainesville C-4 500 m

Sergey Ulegin (born October 8, 1977 in Engels) is a Russian canoer who has been competing since 2001[1] He won a silver in the men's C-2 500 m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2]

At the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, Ulegin has won four medals with two golds (C-2 500 m: 2006, C-4 200 m: 2002), a silver (C-4 200 m: 2009), and a bronze (C-2 500 m: 2002).[3][4][5]

Doping controversy[edit]

At the 2003 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Gainesville, Georgia in the United States, Ulegin initially won golds in the C-4 200 m[6] and C-4 500 m events,[7] and a silver in the C-2 500 m event.[8] However, Ulegin tested positive for doping at those championships.[9] A November 29, 2003 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Executive Committee meeting in Prague, Czech Republic confirmed that Ulegin's B-sample was positive like the A-test he gave in Gainesville.[9] This led the ICF to issue a two-year suspension for Ulegin from September 14, 2003 to September 14, 2005.[9] Ulegin became the second sprint canoer as of 2009 stripped of his medals for doping either at the Summer Olympics or the World championships as a result.[9] Ulegin served his two-year suspension, missing the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 2005 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.