Anfisa Reztsova

Anfisa Anatolyevna Reztsova, née Romanova, (Russian: Анфи́са Анато́льевна Резцо́ва) (born 16 December 1964 in the village of Yakimets, Gus-Khrustalny District, Vladimir Oblast) is a former Soviet (until 1991) and Russian biathlete and cross-country skier who competed in both sports from 1985 to 2000.

Anfisa Reztsova
Anfisa Reztsova by Ivan Isaev from Russian Ski Magazine.jpg
Reztsova (left) with her grandson in 2009
Personal information
BornDecember 16, 1964 (1964-12-16) (age 55)
Gus-Khrustalny District, Vladimir Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

CareerEdit

In Soviet times, she trained at Dynamo in Vladimir.

She earned a total of five medals in the Winter Olympics, including three golds (1988: cross country 4 × 5 km relay, 1992: biathlon 7.5 km, 1994: biathlon 4 × 7.5 km relay), one silver (1988: cross country 20 km), and one bronze (1992: biathlon 3 × 7.5 km relay). She is notable for performing the feat of being the only person to win Olympic gold medals in both cross-country skiing and biathlon. She is one of the few sportspersons to win gold at three consecutive Olympics under three different flags, the first being the Soviet Union in 1988, the second - Unified Team in 1992, and the third being the Russian Federation in 1994.

Reztsova also found success at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, earning three golds (4 × 5 km relay: 1985, 1987, 1999) and two silvers (1987: 5 km, 20 km). She also won one cross-country World Cup and seven biathlon World Cups in her career.

She lives in Moscow. She is the mother of biathlete Daria Virolaynen.[1]

In the interview to the Russian ski magazine Ski sport she admitted using banned performance-enhancing drugs during 1998–99 season.[1]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver)
 Year   Age   5 km   10 km  20 km  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1988 23 Silver Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 5 medals – (3 gold, 2 silver)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km  15 km  Pursuit  20 km  30 km  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1985 20 12 N/A N/A 5 N/A Gold
1987 22 Silver 4 N/A N/A Silver N/A Gold
1999 34 11 N/A 5 4 N/A Gold

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age 
Overall Long Distance Middle Distance Sprint
1985 20 6 N/A N/A N/A
1986 21 15 N/A N/A N/A
1987 22   N/A N/A N/A
1988 23 13 N/A N/A N/A
1999 34 9 8 N/A 8
2000 35 32 25 38 31

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 10 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1984–85  14 February 1985   Klingenthal, East Germany 10 km Individual World Cup 3rd
2 18 February 1985   Nové Město, Czechoslovakia 5 km Individual World Cup 2nd
3  1985–86  7 December 1985   Labrador City, Canada 5 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
4  1986–87  16 February 1987   Oberstdorf, West Germany 5 km Individual C World Championships[1] 2nd
5 20 February 1987   Oberstdorf, West Germany 20 km Individual F World Championships[1] 2nd
6 28 February 1987   Lahti, Finland 5 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
7 15 March 1987   Kavgolovo, Soviet Union 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
8  1987–88  16 December 1987   Bohinj, Yugoslavia 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
9 25 February 1988   Calgary, Canada 20 km Individual F Olympic Games[1] 2nd
10  1998–99  14 February 1999   Seefeld, Austria 5 km Individual F World Cup 2nd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 8 victories
  • 11 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammates
1 1984–85 22 January 1985   Seefeld, Austria 4 × 5 km Relay World Championships[1] 1st Tikhonova / Smetanina / Vasilchenko
2 1986–87 17 February 1987   Oberstdorf, West Germany 4 × 5 km Relay F World Championships[1] 1st Ordina / Gavrylyuk / Lazutina
3 1 March 1987   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 Relay C/F World Cup 1st Ordina / Lazutina / Välbe
4 1987–88 21 February 1988   Calgary, Canada 4 × 5 km Relay F Olympic Games[1] 1st Nageykina / Gavrylyuk / Tikhonova
5 1998–99 29 November 1998   Muonio, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
6 20 December 1998   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Denisova / Baranova-Masalkina / Chepalova
7 10 January 1999   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 Relay C/F World Cup 1st Nageykina / Gavrylyuk / Chepalova
8 26 February 1999   Ramsau, Austria 4 × 5 Relay C/F World Championships[1] 1st Danilova / Lazutina / Gavrylyuk
9 14 March 1999   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Gavrylyuk / Yegorova / Skladneva
10 21 March 1999   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Lazutina / Baranova-Masalkina / Yegorova
11 1999–00 29 November 1999   Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 1st Yegorova / Skladneva / Chepalova

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pokljuka Sprint Win for Katharina Innerhofer". International Biathlon Union. 6 March 2014. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ "REZTSOVA ROMANOVA Anfisa". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2019.