Ivan Tcherezov

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  • Name: Ivan Tcherezov ( Ivan Cherezov )
  • Date of birth: 18 November 1980
  • Age: 36 years
  • Place of birth: Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia
  • Height: 173
  • Activity: athlete, 3-time world champion and 2-time Olympic medalist
  • Marital status: married

    Ivan Tcherezov: biography

    Ivan Yuryevich Tcherezov was a talented athlete, long time — the leader of the men’s national team.

    Ivan Tcherezov is a native of the city of Izhevsk of the Udmurt Republic. Born November 18, 1980. His mother worked as an economist at one of the industrial enterprises of the city. Father long time worked as the driver of the trip bus. School boy, nothing special stood out. Studied indirectly, spent much time in the yard with friends.

    Ivan Tcherezov
    Ivan Tcherezov | National News Service

    At the age of 9, quite by accident, yielding to the persuasion of one of his friends, got to workout in a section of the biathlon, where he stayed for many years. Education famous athlete received in the Nizhny Novgorod law Academy — by the time had just opened its Kaluga branch. First job was the criminal investigation Department, and the official post – operative.

    However, in recognition of the champion, the criminals he caught only «on paper». The main activity during the study and work was the biathlon.


    His first medal Ivan Tcherezov got in 1995, when they presented their region in the Junior championship of the Republic. Not long in coming and following titles and awards:

    • 22 place at the world Cup in the Finnish Kontiolahti (2003);
    • the title of world champion in the mixed relay 2005;
    • silver medal at the Olympics in Turin (2006);
    • the best result for accuracy of the 2006-2007 season;
    • win pursuit race in Kontiolahti (2007);
    • the championship classic races, produced successively in 2007 and 2008;
    • bronze medal in the mass start on the Korean world Cup (2009);
    • 3rd place in the overall standings of the world Cup season 2009-2010;
    • 5th place in the overall standings of the world Cup season 2010-2011.
    «Golden four» — Chudov, Kruglov, Jaroshenko, Ivan | Russian biathlon Union

    At that time Ivan Tcherezov had 7 personal victories at various stages of the world Cup, was a member of the legendary «Golden four» (miracles, Kruglov, Jaroshenko, Ivan) in 8 starts has never ranked below second.

    Trauma 2011

    At the annual Russian championship 2011 in Ufa biathlete Tcherezov has failed – moving at high speed, he fell (a stick got caught between the roller skis). The fall triggered severe injury: fracture nadezhnoi closed dislocation of ankle and foot.

    Ivan Tcherezov injured
    Ivan Tcherezov injured | the Biathlon family

    The only way to restore human mobility was a complex operation. Therefore, the victim was taken by a special flight of the Federal medical Agency in Moscow, under the supervision of the best sports traumatologist Sergey Arkhipov.

    The operation was successful, but the 2011-2012 season had to miss. All this time was devoted to post-injury recovery. However, on March 10, 2012 Ivan successfully participated in the IBU Cup in German Altenberg, finishing in 5th place.


    The 2012-2013 season proved to be Ivan rather tense. After Altenberg he fell individual race in Beitostolen (1st place) and sprint in the same 10 km (5th place). In addition, he took part in:

    • the sprint race at 10 km in Slovenia (world Cup) – 62;
    • the sprint race at 10 km in Izhevsk (Izhevsk rifle) – 11th place;
    • individual race at the Izhevsk – the 2nd place;
    • sprint in Holmenkollen – 31;
    • mass start in Uvat the 1st place.
    Ivan Tcherezov at the biathlon track
    Ivan Tcherezov at the biathlon track | Eurosport

    The summer biathlon Russian Championships biathlon 2013-the year brought Cherezova 6th place and a win in the individual race. However, the coaching staff decided not to include the athlete in the Olympic team.

    2016 Ivan decided to retire from biathlon.

    Ivan Tcherezov today

    The development of the brand IZHMASH, the leadership of the sports direction of the concern «Kalashnikov» — what is now the former biathlete Ivan Tcherezov.

    In his charge the development of production of weapons for the biathlon, range expansion, establishing close relations with sports federations.

    Personal life

    With his wife Irina Ivan has known since childhood, they studied in parallel classes of the 76th schools in the city of Izhevsk. A close relationship ensued from them in high school. And for a couple ripe until 2004.

    Ivan Tcherezov with his wife and children
    Ivan Tcherezov with his wife and son | Rusbiathlon

    In the fall of 2007 they had their first son, Alexander. These children were born at intervals of 4 and 5 years – also the boys. Today strong family never ceases to delight fans of three-time champion of the world with their happy pictures.


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