Jānis Ķipurs

Jānis Ķipurs
Medal record
Men's Bobsleigh
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
1988 CalgaryTwo-man
1988 CalgaryFour-man
World Championships
1989 Cortina d'AmpezzoTwo-man
World Cup Championships
1987-88 Two-man
1987-88 Combined

Jānis Ķipurs (sometimes shown as Yanis Kipurs or Janis Kipurs, born 3 January 1958 in Kurmene, Kurmene parish) is a Latvian-born bobsledder who competed for the Soviet Union in the late 1980s. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, he won two medals with a gold in the two-man event and a bronze in the four-man event.[1]

Ķipurs also won a bronze medal in the two-man event at the 1989 FIBT World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

He won the two-man Bobsleigh World Cup championship in 1987-88.

Because of his successes, the Soviet Union named the ice rink in his hometown of Sigulda (now part of Latvia).

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jānis Ķipurs Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
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