Anton Shipulin

Anton Vladimirovich Shipulin (Russian: Антон Владимирович Шипулин, born 21 August 1987) is a retired Russian biathlete and politician serving as the member of the State Duma since 2019.

Anton Shipulin
Personal information
Full nameAnton Vladimirovich Shipulin
Nickname(s)"Shipa", "Chip", "The Champion of Everything", "The genius of the Russian land"
Born (1987-08-21) 21 August 1987
Tyumen, RSFSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubDynamo
SkisFischer
RifleAnschütz 1827F Fortner – Sprint [1] Customised with dragon carved into the forearm [2]
World Cup debut10 January 2009
Retired31 December 2018
Olympic Games
Teams2 (2010, 2014)
Medals2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams6 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Medals7 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons10 (2008/09–2017/18)
All races257
Individual victories11
All victories22
Individual podiums44
All podiums70
Discipline titles1:
1 Mass start (2014–15)
Updated on 8 March 2018.

Sport career

Absolute champion of European Biathlon Championship 2008 (juniors). The bronze medallist of the Winter Olympic Games 2010. He was the best Russian biathlon marksman in the same season (2009/2010).

He got a medal "For merits before Fatherland" from Russian president after the Winter Olympic Games 2010.

Together with Evgeny Ustyugov, Alexey Volkov and Dmitry Malyshko he won the gold medal in the Men´s Relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia.

His sister Anastasiya Kuzmina, (Slovak biathlete), is the Olympic champion in the 7.5 km sprint at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, and at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

On 25 December 2018, Shipulin announced his retirement from sports after the World Team Challenge (Christmas Race).[3]

Biathlon results

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[4]

Olympic Games

2 medals (1 gold, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
2010 Vancouver 36th 30th 20th 22nd Bronze N/A
2014 Sochi 4th 14th 11th Gold DSQ
2018 Pyeongchang not allowed to compete
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World Championships

7 medals (1 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 37th 21st Silver
2012 Ruhpolding 13th Bronze 29th 6th 5th
2013 Nové Město 33rd 7th Bronze Silver 4th 6th
2015 Kontiolahti 16th 18th Silver 7th 4th 10th
2016 Oslo Holmenkollen 14th 45th 9th 9th 6th 7th
2017 Hochfilzen 7th 21st 4th 4th Gold Bronze
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

Junior/Youth World Championships

6 medals (4 gold, 2 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Relay
2005 Kontiolahti 7th 7th 5th
2006 Presque Isle 18th 33rd 17th Gold
2007 Martell-Val Martello Silver 11th 5th 7th
2008 Ruhpolding Silver Gold Gold Gold

World Cup

Season Overall Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start
Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position Points Position
2008–091293rd0N/A0N/A1269th0N/A
2009–1037423rd3936th16219th8423rd8922nd
2010–1141719th7120th15721st11021st7922nd
2011–126378th4026th20117th2249th1725th
2012–136289th4026th21114th2473rd12015th
2013–145448th2135th2327th2343rd5723rd
2014–159782nd6116th3702nd3052nd2421st
2015–168063rd1004th2515th3002nd1553rd
2016–179182nd1262nd2486th3922nd1773rd
2017–186973rd2627th2564th2543rd1745th

Individual victories

11 victories (1 In, 4 Sp, 5 Pu, 1 MS)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
2010–11
1 victory
(1 Sp)
20 January 2011 Antholz-Anterselva10 km sprintBiathlon World Cup
2011–12
1 victory
(1 Pu)
15 January 2012 Nové Město12.5 km pursuitBiathlon World Cup
2012–13
2 victories
(1 Sp, 1 Pu)
18 January 2013 Antholz-Anterselva10 km sprintBiathlon World Cup
19 January 2013 Antholz-Anterselva12.5 km pursuitBiathlon World Cup
2013–14
1 victory
(1 Pu)
8 March 2014 Pokljuka12.5 km pursuitBiathlon World Cup
2014–15
2 victories
(1 Sp, 1 MS)
19 December 2014 Pokljuka10 km sprintBiathlon World Cup
21 December 2014 Pokljuka15 km mass startBiathlon World Cup
2015–16
1 victories
(1 Pu)
23 January 2016 Antholz-Anterselva12.5 km pursuitBiathlon World Cup
2016–17
2 victories
(1 In, 1 PU)
20 January 2017 Antholz-Anterselva20 km individualBiathlon World Cup
18 March 2017 Holmenkollen12.5 km pursuitBiathlon World Cup
2017–18
1 victory
(1 Sp)
8 March 2018 Kontiolahti10 km sprintBiathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Politic career

In January 2019, Shipulin announced that he would be a candidate for the United Russia nomination in the 2019 State Duma by-election in Serov constituency.[5] In the primary on 26 May, Shipulin defeated 5 other candidates, scored 78.13% and won nomination from United Russia.[6] In the by-election on 8 September, Shipulin won, gaining 41.59%.[7]

References

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