|Full name||Juri Fyodorovich Kashkarov|
4 December 1963 |
Khanty-Mansiysk, RSFSR, Soviet Union
|Teams||2 (1984, 1988)|
|Medals||1 (1 gold)|
|Teams||7 (1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991)|
|Medals||9 (5 gold)|
Life and career
Kashkarov was arguably the best Soviet biathlete of the mid-1980s. Kashkarov won his first international medals at the 1982 World Junior Championships, where he won a full set of medals, gold in the 15 km individual, silver in the relay and bronze in 10 km sprint. From 1983–91, Kashkarov competed at every Biathlon World Championships that were open to men, and won medals at every one of them, except in 1990. He won relay golds at the 1983, 1985 and 1986 World Championships and golds in the 20 km individual in 1985 and the team event in 1989.
In addition to his five World Championships titles, Kashkarov won silvers at the World Championship in the 1987, 1989 and 1991 relays, and a bronze in the 10 km sprint event in 1989. Kashkarov also competed at two Olympics, winning a relay gold in 1984. His best individual result at the Olympic Games was fifth in the 20 km individual in 1988. In the World Cup, Kashkarov won six individual victories and finished a total of nine times on the podium individually. His best finish in the overall World Cup was second in the 1984–85 World Cup season. Domestically, Kashkarov won three Soviet titles – in 1986 in the 20 km and in 1987 in the 10 km and 25 km military patrol.
After his sporting career, Kashkarov worked as a biathlon coach with Dynamo Moskva.
1 medal (1 gold)
9 medals (5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
|1986 Oslo Holmenkollen||6th||28th||N/A||Gold|
|1987 Lake Placid||5th||6th||N/A||Silver|
- *During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
- **Team was added as an event in 1989.
7 victories (2 In, 5 Sp)
|1 March 1984||Oberhof||20 km individual||Biathlon World Cup|
(1 In, 1 Sp)
|12 January 1985||Minsk||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|14 February 1985||Ruhpolding||20 km individual||Biathlon World Championships|
|21 February 1987||Canmore||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|18 January 1990||Antholz-Anterselva||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|27 January 1990||Ruhpolding||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
|3 February 1990||Walchsee||10 km sprint||Biathlon World Cup|
- *Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.
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