Venera Chernyshova

Venera Mikhailovna Chernyshova (Russian: Венера Михайловна Чернышова; born 5 March 1954) is a former Soviet biathlete.

Venera Chernyshova
Personal information
Full nameVenera Mikhailovna Chernyshova
Born (1954-03-05) 5 March 1954 (age 68)
Molotov, RSFSR,
Soviet Union
Professional information
SportBiathlon
World Championships
Teams5 (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
Medals10 (7 gold)
Medal record
Women's biathlon
Representing  Soviet Union
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1988 Chamonix 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1987 Lahti 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1986 Falun 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1985 Egg am Etzel 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1984 Chamonix 10 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1984 Chamonix 5 km sprint
Gold medal – first place 1984 Chamonix 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1987 Lahti 5 km sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Chamonix 10 km individual
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Egg am Etzel 5 km sprint

Chernyshova was a part of the Soviet biathlon team during the 1980s. In five World Championships for women from 1984 to 1988, Chernyshova won five gold medals with the Soviet relay team.

At the 1984 World Championships Chernyshova became the first female World Champion in the 10 km individual and the 5 km sprint. With the Soviet relay team she also won the first relay at the World Championships for women. Chernyshova also won individual medals at the 1985 World Championships with a bronze in the sprint, at the 1987 World Championships with a silver in the sprint and at the 1988 World Championships with a bronze in the individual.

Biathlon resultsEdit

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

World ChampionshipsEdit

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

Event Individual Sprint Relay
  1984 Chamonix Gold Gold Gold
  1985 Egg am Etzel 10th Bronze Gold
  1986 Falun 6th 4th Gold
  1987 Lahti 5th Silver Gold
  1988 Chamonix Bronze 6th Gold
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 5 April 2014.