Vasily Pavlovich Rochev

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Vasily Pavlovich Rochev
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Rochev (right) in 2008.

Vasily Pavlovich Rochev (Russian: Васи́лий Па́влович Рочев) (born December 22, 1951 in the village of Bakur, Izhemsky District, Komi ASSR) is a former Soviet/Russian cross-country skier who competed in the 1970s and early 1980s, training at Dynamo in Syktyvkar. He won two medals for the USSR at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York with a gold in the 4x10 km relay and a silver in the 30 km.

Rochev also won two medals at the 1974 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a silver in the 4x10 km relay and a bronze in the 15 km.

Married to Nina Selyunina, he is the father of Vasily Vasilyevich Rochev who won the bronze medal in the Team sprint at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and four medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf with a gold in the individual sprint (2005), silvers in the team sprint and relay (both 2007), and a bronze in the 4x10 km (2007).

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