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.
Reztsova (left) with her grandson in 2009
|Born||December 16, 1964 (age 55)|
Gus-Khrustalny District, Vladimir Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
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.
In the interview to the Russian ski magazine Ski sport she admitted using banned performance-enhancing drugs during 1998–99 season.
Cross-country skiing resultsEdit
- 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver)
|Year||Age||5 km||10 km||20 km|| 4 × 5 km |
- 5 medals – (3 gold, 2 silver)
|Year||Age||5 km||10 km||15 km||Pursuit||20 km||30 km|| 4 × 5 km |
|Overall||Long Distance||Middle Distance||Sprint|
- 10 podiums
|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||2nd|
|5||20 February 1987||Oberstdorf, West Germany||20 km Individual F||World Championships||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||2nd|
|10||1998–99||14 February 1999||Seefeld, Austria||5 km Individual F||World Cup||2nd|
- 8 victories
- 11 podiums
|1||1984–85||22 January 1985||Seefeld, Austria||4 × 5 km Relay||World Championships||1st||Tikhonova / Smetanina / Vasilchenko|
|2||1986–87||17 February 1987||Oberstdorf, West Germany||4 × 5 km Relay F||World Championships||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||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||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|
- "Anfisa RESTZOVA". Archived from the original on July 14, 2006. Retrieved December 12, 2006. at the International Biathlon Union
- REZTSOVA ROMANOVA Anfisa at the International Ski Federation. Birth date listed as December 6, 1964.