Valeriy Medvedtsev

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Valeriy Medvedtsev
Personal information
Full name Valeriy Alekseevitch Medvedtsev
Born (1964-07-05) 5 July 1964 (age 54)
Izhevsk, RSFSR,
Soviet Union
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
World Cup debut 16 January 1986
Olympic Games
Teams 3 (1988, 1992, 1994)
Medals 4 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 6 (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993)
Medals 7 (4 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 9 (1985/86–1993/94)
Individual victories 4
Individual podiums 12

Valeriy Alekseevitch Medvedtsev (Russian: Валерий Алексеевич Медведцев; born 5 July 1964) is a former Russian biathlete.


On 16 January 1986, Medvedtsev achieved the feat of winning his World Cup debut.[1] He trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Izhevsk. At the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, Medvedtsev, competing for the USSR, won two silver medals in the 10 km sprint and the 20 km individual, and also gold medal in the relay. At the 1992 Olympics in Albertville he won a silver medal in the relay competition for the Unified Team. In the World Championships, Medvedtsev has three relay medals gold from 1986 in Oslo, silver from 1987 in Lake Placid and silver from 1993 in Borovets. And he also has two individual gold medals from the World Championships, gold medals in the 20 km from 1986 in Oslo (Holmenkollen ski festival biathlon) and 1990 in Minsk. He also has one gold medal from the 10 km from 1986 in Oslo (Holmenkollen ski festival biathlon).

Biathlon results

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[2]

Olympic Games

4 medals (1 gold, 3 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Canada 1988 Calgary Silver Silver Gold
France 1992 Albertville 25th Silver
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 24th

World Championships

7 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
Norway 1986 Oslo Holmenkollen Gold Gold N/A Gold
United States 1987 Lake Placid 4th 5th N/A Silver
Austria 1989 Feistritz 27th 11th
Soviet Union 1990 Minsk Gold 8th 4th 5th
Finland 1991 Lahti 7th Bronze
Bulgaria 1993 Borovets 57th 34th 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.

Individual victories

6 victories (5 In, 1 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
3 victories
(2 In, 1 Sp)
16 January 1986 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
20 February 1986 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 20 km individual Biathlon World Championships
22 February 1986 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
2 victories
(2 In)
18 December 1986 Austria Obertauern 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
19 February 1987 Canada Canmore 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 In)
3 March 1990 Soviet Union Minsk 20 km individual Biathlon World Championships
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.


  1. Thoresen, Thore-Erik (17 January 1986). "Ukjent russer til topps - bra norsk skyting" [Unknown russian to the top - good Norwegian shooting]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 June 2015. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (Norwegian) (subscription required)
  2. "Valeriy Medvedtsev". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 9 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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