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YEKATERINBURG, August 1 (Itar-Tass) — Sergei Chepikov, Russia’s two-times Olympic biathlon champion, said on Wednesday that Kazakhstan’s Olympic success was the result of pinpoint development of separate kinds of Olympic sports.
Chepikov told Itar-Tass that Kazakhstan had collected three gold medals in the first four days of the games. This is the best result among the post-Soviet states.
“Kazakhstan focused on development of separate kinds of sport. It’s hard to say whether it’s good or bad. This tactics can bring about certain results at some point. It’s just what we are watching at the London Olympics. The Russian national team is developing more than a 100 sports. It takes more time but the advantage is that we can hope for gold medals in a number of disciplines,” Chepikov went on to say.
Sergei Chepikov is a well-known Soviet and Russian bi-athlete and skier; two-times Olympic champion and two-times world champion in biathlon. He’s the first World Cup holder in the history of domestic biathlon. Chepikov is master of sports of the USSR who has taken part in six Olympic Games.
Chepikov is a deputy of the regional Duma of the Sverdlovsk region. He’s a coach and consultant of the Russian national biathlon squad.