Vladimir Dratchev
Vladimir Petrovich Dratchev (born March 7, 1966 in Petrozavodsk
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) is former Soviet, Russian and Belarus
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ian biathlete
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. He formerly had Russia
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n citizenship and started for Russia until 2002. Dratchev has four world championship titles in his career (two individually and two for teams). He also has two olympic relay medals for Russia (silver in 1994, and bronze in 1998).


  • Olympics:
  • 1994 Lillehammer
    1994 Winter Olympics
    The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 12 to 27 February 1994 in and around Lillehammer, Norway. Lillehammer failed to win the bid for the 1992 event. Lillehammer was awarded the games in 1988, after having beat...

    : Silver medal on the relay
  • 1998 Nagano
    1998 Winter Olympics
    The 1998 Winter Olympics, officially the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event celebrated from 7 to 22 February 1998 in Nagano, Japan. Seventy-two nations and 2,176 participans contested in seven sports and 72 events at 15 venues. The games saw the introduction of Women's ice...

    : Bronze medal on the relay

  • World Championships:
  • 1994 Canmore: silver in the team event
  • 1996 Ruhpolding: gold medal in the sprint event and on the relay, silver on the normal distance and in the team event
  • 1998 Pokljuka: gold medal in the pursuit, bronze in the team event
  • 1999 Oslo/Kontiolahti: silver in the mass start and on the relay
  • 2000 Oslo: gold medal on the relay
  • 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk: bronze medal on the relay
  • World Cup
    Biathlon World Cup
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    • 1995/96: Winner of the overall world cup
    • 2002/03: second behind Ole-Einar Bjørndalen.
  • Individual World Cup victories
    • 15 (pr 2006)
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