Famous namesakes: biathlete Yevgeny Ustyugov and ski racer Sergey Ustyugov
Many biathlon fans are well aware Evgeny Ustyugov, the renowned Olympic champion. Hearing about Sergei, bearing the same name and is an action star cross-country skiing, they think that they are relatives. Is it so?
Sergey Ustyugov - brother Evgeny Ustyugov?
So a question specified biathlon fans, especially considering their small difference in age. As it turned out one of the earliest of the interview, they have no family ties, and they share a common origin of the Siberian and love winter sports.
Evgeny Ustyugov - biathlete from around the world, was born on June 4, 1985 in the city of Krasnoyarsk. Since childhood, like his father and mother, he was engaged in skiing. To my mind the main, biathlon, Eugene came at the age of 12 years. His first trainer was Viktor Ivanovich Ermakov.
Sergey Ustyugov - famous Russian skier, born April 8, 1992 in the village of Mezhdurechensk Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. Here, in his native land, he started ski racing at the age of 9 years old under the guidance of Ivan Bragin.
Evgeny Ustyugov Achievements
The biggest successes Evgeny Ustyugov achieved at the Olympic Games in 2010, in Vancouver, the first time he won the gold medal in the discipline of "mass start" at 15 km. The peculiarity of this race is that it is attended by only 30 of the best racers in the world. Due to its flawless shooting, hitting all the targets, he left far behind such recognized masters of the ski course and rifles as Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Michael Greis and Emil Svendsen. Here in Vancouver, but already in the relay quartet, he got his second, this time a bronze medal.
In the future, Evgeny Ustyugov confirmed the randomness of wins: in the 2010 season he was the best in the sprint race in Oberhof, helped win the Russian national team in the relay in Ruhpolding. Over the next 4 years, Eugene often took place on the podium in a World Cup race.
The next gold Olympic Games Evgeny Ustyugov won in the team race in 2014 in Sochi. This season was the last in his professional career. After the end of the race of champions, surrounded by his many fans and stars of biathlon Olympian announced his retirement from the sport.
Sergey Ustyugov is unique in every way. He is a representative of a small nation living in the territory of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, the size of which is less than 20 thousand people.
Excellent results in skiing, he began to show already with youth - on account of his 8 gold medals junior world championships. Going into the adult category, he continued his brilliant performance.
For many years, recognized leaders in ski competitions are Norwegians. This is not surprising, because in winter sports enjoys the entire population of Norway. This country is praised on the world stage such famous athletes as Björn Delhi, Petter Northug, Martin Sundby. Sergey Ustyugov, despite his young age, has already managed to repeat the record of the first two skiers and repeatedly won the third.
On account of "volatile" Mansi 9 wins at the World Cup, 2 medals the highest standard in the world championship cross-country skiing in 2017, which was held in Lahti, Finland. In January 2017 he became the second in the history of Russian sports winner of the prestigious ski stage race Tour de Ski. In this race, he showed a distinct advantage over their Martin Sundby, "bringing" at the finish than 1 minute. Among Sergei Ustyugov achievements may be noted that it is equally easy given as short-distance and marathon.
Namesakes in Sochi
Sergey Ustyugov Evgeny Ustyugov came to fame in their own ways, which is not surprising, because they represent different kinds of sports. But it was in their career one common event - the Olympic Games in Sochi. Evgeny Ustyugov, biathlete, won again in that memorable year of sport Olympus. For Sergey also similar competitions were the first in his career. Unfortunately, the success of the namesake Eugene prevent unfortunate fall in the final sprint. As a result, Sergei became only the fifth.
In 2014 Evgeny Ustyugov left the sport. His young and promising namesake, on the contrary, continues its triumphal procession in ski competitions. It is hoped that in a few years Sergey Ustyugov again will enter the glorious name in the history of the Winter Olympics.