Evgeny Ustyugov

Evgeny Romanovich Ustyugov is a Russian former biathlete. Born to crosscountry skiers, Ustyugov was introduced to biathlon at the age of three. He started his career in junior tournaments in 2005, before going professional three years later in the European Championships. He is an Olympic champion in the mens 15km mass start event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to the 2010 Olympics Games, his best World Championship finish in an individual event was 20th place.

Evgeny Ustyugov was born in Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union, onJune 1985, to an athletic family his mother Olga Rudolfovna and father Roman Valeryevich were professional crosscountry skier. Ustygov and his brother Alexander began skiing at the age of three. Ustyugov did not participate on club sports as they were too distant from home. For a long time skiing, and also climbing and Alpine skiing were his hobbies. In school he often participated on sport events. He discovered biathlon in the 1997 event Pionerskaya Pravda . His family agreed upon Ustygovs wish to become a professional biathlete his first coach was Viktor Ermakov.

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