Alexandr Popov (biathlete)

Alexandr Vladimirovich Popov (Russian: Александр Владимирович Попов; born 22 February 1965) is a Russian biathlete who competed for the USSR, the Unified Team and Belarus. Since 1999 he has been the head coach of the Belarus National Biathlon Team.

Alexandr Popov
Personal information
Full nameAlexandr Vladimirovich Popov
Born (1965-02-22) 22 February 1965 (age 55)
Tobolsk, RSFSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubDynamo Minsk
World Cup debut18 January 1986
Olympic Games
Teams4 (1988, 1992, 1994, 1998)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams10 (1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
Medals10 (4 gold)
World Cup
Seasons13 (1985/86–1997/98)
Individual victories5
Individual podiums16

Biathlon resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

2 medals (1 gold, 1 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
  1988 Calgary 12th Gold
  1992 Albertville 4th 18th Silver
  1994 Lillehammer 4th 10th 4th
  1998 Nagano 29th 55th 4th

World ChampionshipsEdit

10 medals (4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Team Relay
  1987 Lake Placid 12th DSQ N/A N/A Silver
  1989 Feistritz 19th 8th N/A Gold Silver
  1991 Lahti Silver N/A Silver
  1992 Novosibirsk N/A N/A N/A Gold N/A
  1993 Borovets 14th 18th N/A 6th 4th
  1994 Canmore N/A N/A N/A 9th N/A
  1995 Antholz-Anterselva 13th 6th N/A 8th Bronze
  1996 Ruhpolding 7th 21st N/A Gold Bronze
  1997 Brezno-Osrblie 18th 27th Gold 4th
  1998 Pokljuka N/A N/A 18th 12th N/A
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was added as an event in 1989, with pursuit being added in 1997.

Individual victoriesEdit

5 victories (2 In, 3 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1986–87
1 victory
(1 Sp)
17 January 1987   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1988–89
1 victory
(1 In)
2 March 1989   Hämeenlinna 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1990–91
1 victory
(1 In)
24 January 1991   Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1991–92
2 victories
(2 Sp)
21 December 1991   Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
25 January 1992   Antholz-Anterselva 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alexandr Popov". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015.

External linksEdit