Yuliya Chepalova

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Yuliya Chepalova
Julia Tchepalova by Ivan Isaev from Russian Ski Magazine.JPG
Chepalova in September 2005
Full name Yuliya Anatolyevna
Chepalova
Born (1976-12-23) 23 December 1976 (age 41)
Komsomolsk-on-Amur,
Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Ski club Dynamo Moscow
World Cup career
Seasons 19962009 (no 2003 & 2007)
Individual wins 18
Indiv. podiums 33
Overall titles 1 – (2001)
Discipline titles 1 – (DI: 2006)

Yuliya Anatolyevna Chepalova (Russian: Ю́лия Анато́льевна Чепа́лова; born 23 December 1976 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russian SFSR) is a former Russian cross-country skier.

Early and current personal life[edit]

Daughter of a cross-country skiing coach, Chepalova started to ski as soon as she began to walk. Coached by her father, Anatoly Chepalov, Yuliya made her debut in 1986 and continued to move upward through the old Soviet system (and later Russian, following the collapse of the Soviet Union in late 1991). Chepalov, a coach of the Russian junior national team, reportedly sold off all of his assets to help finance his daughter's career. Chepalova is currently affiliated with Dynamo Moscow, lives in Syktyvkar with her second husband, Vasily Rochev, and her daughter Olesya, and their daughter Vaselina who was born in February 2007; works as a sports instructor, and speaks, besides her native Russian, also some German.

Skiing career[edit]

Debuting on the FIS cross-country circuit in the 1995–1996 season, Chepalova has continually ranked in the Top 15 throughout her career (the lone exception is the 2002–2003 season, where she took maternity leave to have her daughter Olesya), finishing #1 overall in 2000–2001 (#3 in 2005–2006 with #1 in the distance category (greater than 5 km)). This includes success at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, with golds in the 4×5 km (2001) and 7.5 km + 7.5 km double pursuit (2005), silvers in the 4×5 km and 10 km freestyle (both 2005), and bronzes in the Individual sprint (2001) and Team sprint (2005). Additionally, Chepalova has won the women's 30 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival three times (1999, 2004, and 2006), joining fellow Russian cross-country skier Larisa Lazutina as the only three-time winners of the event. She earned the Holmenkollen medal in 2004.

At the 1998 Winter Olympics, Chepalova won the women's 30 km freestyle event in her Olympic debut, becoming the youngest winner of that event (and in women's cross-country skiing). Four years later at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Chepalova won a complete set of medals with gold in the Individual sprint, silver in the 10 km classical, and bronze in the 15 km freestyle. At the Winter Olympics in Turin, Chepalova would win two more medals with a gold in the 4×5 km and a silver in the 30 km freestyle mass start.

Chepalova was absent from the cross-country skiing World Cup for the 2006–2007 season to pregnancy.

She tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO) during an in-competition doping control on 3 January 2009 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. She was banned from competition for two years after this.[1][2]

Immediately after the EPO test results went public her father and coach Anatoly Chepalov officially announced her retirement. On 29 November 2009 Chepalova addressed IOC President Jacques Rogge where she came down hard on the World Anti-Doping Agency, accusing the organisation of being biased and unscrupulous in general, of unlawful ruling of her case in particular, and of "severing the career" of many good athletes but all the efforts to restore her good name were of no avail. Following this in December 2009 Chepalova ostracised Russian Olympic Committee President Leonid Tyagachyov and Ski Federation of Russia President Vladimir Loginov for their inaction in matters of defending the sportsmen whose guilt is not yet proven.[citation needed]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Season titles[edit]

  • 2 titles – (1 overall, 1 distance)
Season
Discipline
2001  Overall 
2006  Distance 

Season standings[edit]

 Season   Age  Overall Distance Sprint
1996 19 14 N/A N/A
1997 20 17 13[a] 16
1998 21 10 8[a] 11
1999 22 11 7[a] 16
2000 23 7 4[b] 12[b] 17
2001 24 1 N/A 4
2002 25 5 N/A 20
2003 26 family leave
2004 27 12 10
2005 28 7 4 62
2006 29 3 1 40
2007 30 family leave
2008 31 83 55
2009 32 76 49
2010 33 suspended: not allowed to compete
a. 1 2 3 Awarded as "Long Distance World Cup".
b. 1 4th in the Middle Distance World Cup.
    2 12th in the Long Distance World Cup.

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 18 victories
  • 33 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 1997–98 4 January 1998 Russia Kavgolovo, Russia 10 km F Individual World Cup 1st
2 11 March 1998 Sweden Falun, Sweden 5 km F Individual World Cup 3rd
3 1998–99 20 March 1999 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km C Individual World Cup 1st
4 1999–2000 10 December 1999 Italy Sappada, Italy 10 km F Individual World Cup 3rd
5 2 February 2000 Norway Trondheim, Norway 30 km F Individual World Cup 3rd
6 26 February 2000 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km F Individual World Cup 1st
7 18 March 2000 Italy Bormio, Italy 10 km F Pursuit World Cup 1st
8 2000–01 8 December 2000 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy 10 km F Individual  World Cup  1st
9 20 December 2000  Switzerland  Davos, Switzerland 15 km C Individual World Cup 1st
10 29 December 2000  Switzerland  Engelberg, Switzerland 1 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
11 4 February 2001 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 1 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
12 4 March 2001 Russia Kavgolovo, Russia 15 km F Individual World Cup 1st
13 14 March 2001 Sweden Borlänge, Sweden 5 km F Individual World Cup 1st
14 17 March 2001 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km F Individual World Cup 1st
15 18 March 2001 Sweden Falun, Sweden 10 km C Individual World Cup 3rd
16 24 March 2001 Finland Kuopio, Finland 40 km F Individual World Cup 1st
17 2001–02 25 November 2001 Finland Kuopio, Finland 5 km F Individual World Cup 2nd
18 12 December 2001 Italy Brusson, Italy 10 km F Individual World Cup 1st
19 12 January 2002 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 5 km F Individual World Cup 1st
20 2003–04 6 February 2004 France La Clusaz, France 15 km F Individual World Cup 2nd
21 14 February 2004 Germany Oberstdorf, Germany 7.5 km + 7.5 km C/F Pursuit World Cup 1st
22 28 February 2004 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km F Individual World Cup 1st
23 6 February 2004 Italy Pragelato, Italy 15 km F Individual World Cup 2nd
24 2004–05 15 January 2005 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km F Individual World Cup 3rd
25 12 February 2005 Germany Reit im Winkl, Germany 10 km F Individual World Cup 3rd
26 6 March 2005 Finland Lahti, Finland 10 km F Individual World Cup 1st
27 19 March 2005 Sweden Falun, Sweden 7.5 km + 7.5 km C/F Pursuit World Cup 3rd
28 2005–06 27 November 2005 Finland Kuusamo, Finland 10 km F Individual World Cup 2nd
29 15 December 2005 Canada Canmore, Canada 10 km F Individual World Cup 1st
30 17 December 2005 Canada Canmore, Canada 15 km C Mass Start World Cup 2nd
31 31 December 2005 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km F Individual World Cup 2nd
32 14 January 2006 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km F Mass Start World Cup 2nd
33 11 March 2006 Norway Oslo, Norway 30 km F Individual World Cup 1st

Team podiums[edit]

  • 13 victories – (11 RL, 2 TS)
  • 25 podiums – (22 RL, 3 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1 1995–96 17 December 1995 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 5 km C Relay World Cup 3rd Nageykina / Baranova-Masalkina / Zavyalova
2 1996–97 24 November 1996 Sweden Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 5 km C Relay World Cup 3rd Nageykina / Zavyalova / Danilova
3 8 December 1996  Switzerland  Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km C Relay World Cup 3rd Baranova-Masalkina / Nageykina / Danilova
4 15 December 1996 Italy Brusson, Italy 4 × 5 km F Relay World Cup 2nd Zavyalova / Nageykina / Lazutina
5 1997–98 7 December 1997 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 5 km F Relay World Cup 1st Välbe / Lazutina / Danilova
6 14 December 1997 Italy Val di Fieme, Italy 4 × 5 km F Relay World Cup 3rd Baranova-Masalkina / Zavyalova / Gavrylyuk
7 6 March 1998 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
8 1998–99 20 December 1998  Switzerland  Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 3rd Denisova / Baranova-Masalkina / Reztsova
9 10 January 1999 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 1st Nageykina / Gavrylyuk / Reztsova
10 14 March 1999 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 1st Nageykina / Baranova-Masalkina / Lazutina
11 21 March 1999 Norway Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km C Relay World Cup 1st Nageykina / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
12 1999–2000 28 November 1999 Sweden Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 5 km F Relay World Cup 1st Yegorova / Skladneva / Reztsova
13 8 December 1999 Italy Asiago, Italy Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Skladneva
14 13 January 2000 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 2nd Zavyalova / Gavrylyuk / Skladneva
15 27 February 2000 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km F Relay World Cup 1st Danilova / Zavyalova / Lazutina
16 4 March 2000 Finland Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 1st Danilova / Gavrylyuk / Zavyalova
17 2000–01 26 November 2000 Norway Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 2nd Danilova / Yegorova / Lazutina
18 9 December 2000 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 3 km M Relay World Cup 1st Gavrylyuk / Zavyalova / Lazutina
19 13 December 2000 Italy Clusone, Italy 6 x 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Zavyalova
20 2001–02 27 November 2001 Finland Kuopio, Finland 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 1st Danilova / Baranova-Masalkina / Gavrylyuk
21 13 January 2002 Czech Republic Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 x 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Medvedeva-Arbuzova
22 2003–04 22 February 2004 Sweden Umeå, Sweden 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 2nd Kurkina / Zavyalova / Vorontsova
23 2004–05 12 December 2004 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 1st Kurkina / Baranova-Masalkina / Medvedeva-Arbuzova
24 20 March 2005 Sweden Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 3rd Kurkina / Baranova-Masalkina / Medvedeva-Arbuzova
25 2005–06 15 January 2006 Italy Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 5 km M Relay World Cup 2nd  Rocheva / Baranova-Masalkina / Medvedeva-Arbuzova 
Source: [4]

Overall record[edit]

Result Distance Races[a] Sprint Ski
Tours
Individual
Events
  Team Events[4] All Events
≤ 5 km[b] ≤ 10 km[b] ≤ 15 km[b] ≤ 30 km[b] ≥ 30 km[b] Pursuit[c] Team Sprint Relay
1st place 2 7 2 3 1 2 1 18 2 11 31
2nd place 1 3 3 1 8 5 13
3rd place 2 4 1 7 1 6 14
Podiums 5 14 5 3 1 3 2 33 3 22 58
Top 10 13 28 15 6 2 10 7 81 11 32 124
Points 19 45 22 10 2 14 13 125 14 33 172
Others 5 7 1 3 19 35 35
DSQ 1 5 1 1 1 2 11 1 12
Starts 25 57 23 11 2 18 33 2 171 14 34 219
a. 1 Classification is made according to FIS classification.
b. 1 2 3 4 5 Includes individual and mass start races.
c. 1 Includes pursuit and double pursuit races.

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svg[edit]

  • 6 medals – (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km 
 individual 
 10 km 
 individual 
 2 × 5 km 
 pursuit 
 15 km 
individual
 2 × 7.5 km 
 pursuit 
 15 km 
mass start
 30 km 
individual
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1998 21 13 N/A N/A 6 N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A
2002 25 N/A 2 4 N/A N/A 3 9 N/A 1   DNS[a] N/A
 2006  29 N/A 26 N/A N/A 9 N/A N/A 2 27 1
a. 1 Larissa Lazutina and Olga Danilova tested positive in the drug test which was taken an hour before the relay race, after their names were submitted for the race. Russia couldn't replace them because according to the rules, replacement must have been done at least two hours before the starting time.

World Championship results[edit]

  • 6 medals – (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km 
 individual 
 2 × 5 km 
 pursuit 
 15 km 
individual
 2 × 7.5 km 
 pursuit 
 30 km 
individual
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2001 24 7 10 N/A   CNX[a] N/A 3 1 N/A
2003 26 did not compete
2005 28 2 N/A N/A 1 N/A 10 2 3
2007 30 did not compete
 2009  32 N/A N/A DSQ N/A DSQ
a. 1 Cancelled due to extremely cold weather.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julia Chepalova disqualified for doping
  2. ^ 2010 Arbitral Award
  3. ^ "Julija Tchepalova". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Julija Tchepalova". SkiSport365. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 

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