Vladimir Drachev

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Vladimir Drachev
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Drachev in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Vladimir Petrovich
Drachev
Born (1966-03-07) 7 March 1966 (age 51)
Petrozavodsk, RSFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Dinamo
World Cup debut 10 March 1988
Retired 26 March 2006
Olympic Games
Teams 3 (1994, 1998, 2006)
Medals 2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 11 (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
Medals 11 (4 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 15 (1987/88–1988/89,
1993/94–2005/06)
Individual victories 15
Individual podiums 31
Overall titles 1 (1995–96)
Discipline titles 2:
1 Individual (1995–96);
1 Sprint (1995–96)

Vladimir Petrovich Drachev (Russian: Владимир Петрович Драчёв, born 7 March 1966) is a former Soviet, Russian and Belarusian biathlete. He formerly had Russian citizenship and started for Russia until 2002. Drachev has four world championship titles in his career (two individually and two for teams). He also has two olympic relay medals for Russia (silver in 1994, and bronze in 1998).

Biathlon results[edit]

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

Olympic Games[edit]

2 medals (1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 4th N/A N/A Silver
Japan 1998 Nagano 35th 12th N/A N/A Bronze
Italy 2006 Turin 43rd 61st
*Pursuit was added as an event in 2002, with mass start being added in 2006.

World Championships[edit]

11 medals (4 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Team Relay Mixed relay
Canada 1994 Canmore N/A N/A N/A N/A Silver N/A N/A
Italy 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 5th 13th N/A N/A 8th N/A
Germany 1996 Ruhpolding Silver Gold N/A N/A Silver Gold N/A
Slovakia 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 20th 11th 4th N/A 15th 8th N/A
Slovenia 1998 Pokljuka N/A N/A Gold N/A Bronze N/A N/A
Finland 1999 Kontiolahti 5th 25th 9th Silver N/A Silver N/A
Norway 2000 Oslo Holmenkollen 73rd 18th 25th 12th N/A Gold N/A
Russia 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 38th 5th 6th 20th N/A Bronze N/A
Germany 2004 Oberhof 12th 43rd DNS 16th N/A 4th N/A
Austria 2005 Hochfilzen 45th DNF N/A
Slovenia 2006 Pokljuka N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 24th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was removed as an event in 1998, and pursuit was added in 1997 with mass start being added in 1999 and the mixed relay in 2005.

Individual victories[edit]

15 victories (4 In, 8 Sp, 2 Pu, 1 MS)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1994–95
1 victory
(1 In)
8 December 1994 Austria Bad Gastein 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1995–96
5 victories
(1 In, 4 Sp)
18 January 1996 Slovakia Brezno-Osrblie 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
20 January 1996 Slovakia Brezno-Osrblie 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
9 February 1996 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
9 March 1996 Slovenia Pokljuka 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
16 March 1996 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1997–98
4 victories
(1 In, 2 Sp, 1 Pu)
7 March 1998 Slovenia Pokljuka 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
8 March 1998 Slovenia Pokljuka 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Championships
12 March 1998 Austria Hochfilzen 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
14 March 1998 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1998–99
1 victory
(1 Sp)
8 January 1999 Germany Oberhof 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1999–2000
1 victory
(1 MS)
19 December 1999 Slovenia Pokljuka 15 km mass start Biathlon World Cup
2002–03
3 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp, 1 Pu)
23 January 2003 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
15 February 2003 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
23 February 2003 Sweden Östersund 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

After retirement[edit]

Head of Vsevolozhsky District of Leningrad Oblast since 2014. In 2016, he was elected to the State Duma representing the United Russia party.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vladimir Drachev". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 

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