Denis Spitsov is a gold medalist skier who recently participated at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Read about his net worth and other facts.
Who is Denis Spitsov?
Denis Sergeyevich Spitsov was born in 1996. He was born in Vozhega, Russia. He stands tall at a height of 1.75 m. He is a Russian cross country skier who competes internationally. He participated at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.His performance was very good. The athlete is also a student. Spitsov is only 21 years old currently and is studying. He is coaching at the Tyumen State University, Russian Federation. Spitsov can speak Russian language fluently. He trained in the club Dynamo in Russia under coach Yury Borodavko. Spitsov made his World Cup debut in 2017 in Davos, Switzerland. He began the sport in 2006 at a youth sports school in Vozhega, Russian Federation. He joined the sport saying, “There were only two developed sports in my district, football and cross-country skiing, and winter sports were closer to me.” Choosing the sport came naturally to him because of the fame of the sport in his country and because of easy accessibility of training for the sport. He regards winning gold in the 30km skiathlon at the 2018 World U23 Championships in Goms, Switzerland as his memorable achievement. He believes in the philosophy, “It’s not a personal achievement that is important but a team’s victory.” Spitsov has indeed a very different and patriotic approach towards winning the Olympics when compared to the other athletes who compete to win a gold medal in the Olympics. He has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation.
Stint at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was a major international winter multi-sport event held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the eve of the opening ceremony. Pyeongchang was chosen as the host city in July 2011, during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa. This was the first time for South Korea to host the Winter Olympics and also the second Olympics held in the country overall, after the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. It was also the third time that an East Asian country had hosted the Winter Games, after Sapporo (1972) and Nagano (1998), both in Japan. The 2018 Olympic Winter Games were also the first of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia, the other two being the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The games featured a total of 102 events in fifteen sports, with the addition of “big air” snowboarding, mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling, and mixed team alpine skiing to the Winter Olympic programme. 2,914 athletes from 92 NOCs competed, including the debuts of Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. After a state-sponsored doping program was exposed after the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee was suspended, and selected athletes were allowed to compete neutrally under the IOC designation of “Olympic Athletes from Russia”. Despite tense relations, North Korea agreed to participate in the Games, enter with South Korea during the opening ceremony as a unified Korea, and field a unified team in women’s ice hockey. Norway led the total medal tally with 39, followed by Germany’s 31 and Canada’s 29. Germany and Norway were tied for the most gold medals won; both won fourteen golds. Host nation South Korea won seventeen medals, their highest medal haul at a Winter Olympics In the recent 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Russian skier Denis Spitsov has won bronze medal in the men’s 15-kilometer free cross-country skiing event. He covered the distance in 34:06.9. Spitsov’s bronze medal is the first Olympic medal won by a Russian skier in the men’s 15-kilometer free cross-country skiing event. Denis Spitsov, 21, earlier placed fourth in the 30-kilometer cross-country skiathlon event at the PyeongChang Olympics. Since Russia’s Olympic Committee has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee, the country’s athletes are competing at the PyeongChang Games as neutrals. They have so far won a total of seven medals (two silver medals and five bronze medals).
Net worth of the skier
The net worth of the skier is currently unavailable.
Denis Spitsov schedule and results in the Olympics
DATE EVENTS 11th Feb
06:45 Men’s Skiathlon 30km 16th Feb
06:30 Men’s 15 km Free 18th Feb
06:45 Men’s 4×10 km Relay 08:20 Men’s Team Sprint Free Semifinals 21st Feb
10:0 Men’s Team Sprint Free Final 24th Feb
05:30 Men’s 50 km Mass Start Classic
Denis Spitsov’s performance at the Olympics made him proud of his achievements. He even made his country proud of him. He has a photo with Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulating him for his achievements. To get so many medals at such a young age is indeed an honor. He had uploaded the photo with the Russian President on his Instagram page. Denis Spitsov is available on Instagram @spitsov_ds. He uploads a lot of his photos and photos from his competitions on his Instagram page.