Pavel Kolobkov

Pavel Anatolyevich Kolobkov (Russian: Павел Анатольевич Колобков, born 22 September 1969) is a retired Russian (and formerly Soviet) épée fencer. He won one gold, two silver and three bronze medals at five Olympic Games from 1988 to 2004.[2][3] He served as the Minister of Sport in the Russian government from 2016 to 2020. He also previously served as the Deputy Minister of Sport as well Deputy Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy.

Pavel Kolobkov
Павел Колобков
Pavel Kolobkov 2015 WCh FS-IN t204259.jpg
Minister of Sport
In office
19 October 2016 – 15 January 2020
Acting: 15 – 21 January 2020
PresidentVladimir Putin
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
Preceded byVitaly Mutko
Succeeded byOleg Matytsin
Deputy Minister of Sport
In office
18 June 2012 – 19 October 2016
PresidentVladimir Putin
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
Deputy Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy
In office
8 October 2010 – 18 June 2012
PresidentDmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin
Prime MinisterVladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
Personal details
Born
Pavel Anatolyevich Kolobkov

(1969-09-22) 22 September 1969 (age 51)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NationalityRussian
Political partyUnited Russia
Alma materMoscow State Academy of Law[1]
AwardsOrden of Honour.png Medal for Service I.png Medal for Service II.png Знак № 47 змс СССР.jpg Diploma of the President of Russia.png
Fencing career
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Country Soviet Union
 Russia
SportFencing
WeaponÉpée
HandRight-handed
ClubCSKA
Retired2008
FIE rankingarchive

BiographyEdit

Kolobkov was born on 22 September 1969 in Moscow.[1] In his career he won 26 medals between Olympic Games, World and European Championships.[4] He was appointed as a Deputy Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy on 8 October 2010 by then Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.[5] He was appointed as the head of the Russian delegation for 2012 Summer Olympics in London on 9 August 2011.[6]

On 18 June 2012, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Sports.[1] He was appointed as a Class 3 State Advisor of the Russian Federation on 7 October 2013.[7]

Kolobkov also served as Russia's representative to World Anti-Doping Agency. His last meeting with the organization was on 18 November 2015 when it declared Russian Anti-Doping Agency as non-compliant. As a result, he lost his position as representative to the organization in January 2016 and was barred from serving on the organization's Foundation Board.[8][9]

He was appointed as a Class 2 State Advisor of the Russian Federation on 11 August 2016.[10] On 19 October, he was appointed as the Minister of Sport in Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet in place of the previous minister Vitaly Mutko (who was promoted to Deputy Prime Minister) by President Putin.[11]

On 15 January 2020, he resigned as part of the cabinet, after President Vladimir Putin delivered the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly, in which he proposed several amendments to the constitution.[12] On 21 January, he was replaced by Oleg Matytsin. Kolobkov currently works in the Russian energy corporation Gazprom.[13][14]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic Games
  •   Épée individual (2000)
  •   Épée individual (1992) and Épée team (1996)
  •   Épée individual (2004) and Épée team (1988, 1992)
World Championships
  •   Épée individual (1993, 1994, 2002, 2005) and Épée team (2003)[15]
  •   Épée individual (1997) and Épée team (2002)
  •   Épée individual (1989, 1999) and Épée team (1988)
European Championships
  •   Épée individual (1996, 2000)
  •   Épée individual (2002, 2003, 2005) and Épée team (2006)
  •   Épée individual (1999, 2001, 2004, 2006) and Épée team (1998)
Fencing World Cup
  •   Épée (1999)

Others resultsEdit

  • 1987 – Junior World Champion
  • 1988 – Junior World Champion
  • 2008 – Winner of Challenge Bernadotte in Stockholm, Sweden

Awards and honorsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Russian Federal Government: Strategic Information and Contacts. International Business Publications. p. 216.
  2. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Pavel Kolobkov". databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Pavel Kolobkov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Pavel Kolobkov". eurofencing.info. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appoints Pavel Kolobkov Deputy Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy". Government.ru. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Olympics-Former fencer to lead Russian delegation in London". Reuters. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 07.10.2013 № 770 «О присвоении классных чинов государственной гражданской службы Российской Федерации и классных чинов юстиции федеральным государственным гражданским служащим»". pravo.gov.ru.
  8. ^ "WADA declares Russian anti-doping agency non-compliant". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Russian Deputy Sports Minister loses place on WADA Foundation Board after allegations of state-supported doping". Inside the games. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 11.08.2016 № 402 «О присвоении классных чинов государственной гражданской службы Российской Федерации федеральным государственным гражданским служащим»". pravo.gov.ru.
  11. ^ "Former Olympic fencing champion becomes Russia's new sports minister". Russia Beyond The Headlines. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  12. ^ Carroll, Oliver (15 January 2020). "Russian PM resigns in shock move as Putin announces dramatic constitutional shake-up". The Independent. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Russia's sports minister loses government post amid doping saga". France24. 21 January 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Экс-министр спорта Колобков устроился на работу в "Газпром нефть"" (in Russian). RBK. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  15. ^ "La fiche de PAVEL KOLOBKOV. ESCRIME - L'Equipe.fr". www.lequipe.fr. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 19.04.2001 г. № 450". www.kremlin.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Павел Колобков стал первым действующим спортсменом в звании полковника". REGNUM (in Russian). Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  18. ^ a b c "Pavel Kolobkov: Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation". government.ru. Archived from the original on 5 June 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2016.

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