Ivan BABIKOV

Ivan Babikov
Country
SLO
Canada
Born
Gender
Gender
Male
Zodiac
Zodiac
Cancer
Information
Languages: Russian, English
Birth place: Kozhva Komi Republic
Residence: Canmore, Alberta
Equipment
Skis: Salomon
Bindings: Salomon
Boots: Salomon
Personal
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2
SPORTS
Ski Club: Foothills Nordic Ski Club
National Coach: Justin Wadsworth
  • CAREER

    Ivan Babikov joined the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team in 2008 from Russia where he began competing on the national team in 2002. While Ivan made his Olympic debut with Russia in 2006, he has helped shape the strongest men’s cross-country ski team ever since gaining his full Canadian citizenship in December 2007. Ivan became one of three Canadian men ever to win a World Cup race when he captured top spot in the final grueling stage of the Tour de Ski in 2009. Ivan and his Canadian teammates also stole the nation’s attention at Whistler Olympic Park when three of them finished in the top-10 in the Olympic pursuit race on home snow at the 2010 Games, while delivering seven top-10 performances as a team throughout the Games.

    PERSONAL

    Ivan immigrated to Canada with his mother in the hopes of pursuing his ski career with the Canadian program. He joined his sister in Toronto (who was already a Canadian citizen since 2001) upon his arrival in the spring, and moved to Canmore in the fall, joining X-C.com for the 2003-04 season. Prior to joining the National Ski Team, Ivan went on to dominate the Continental Cup circuits (Canada Cup/SuperTour) for the next two seasons, racking up 33 individual victories in a variety of distances, with joint support from X-C.com and U.S. Factory Team, until his nomination was confirmed with the 2010 National Ski Team Program in the week leading up to the 2005 FIS World Cup in Canmore. Ivan finished an impressive fourth overall in the 15km skate event, while racing in a Canadian National Ski Team uniform, but under a Russian FIS license – all part of a joint Canada/Russia agreement. He went on to represent Russia at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, finishing 13th in the 30km pursuit event.
    In the summer of 2006, an unsuccessful bid to fast track his citizenship, Ivan had little options to generate income other than to return to compete for Russia for the 2006-07 season. In the spring of 2007, Ivan’s mother became a Canadian citizen, motivating the Babikov family to make the conscious commitment to Canada. After relocating to Canmore, Alta., Ivan rejoined Team X-C.com in early summer, allowing him to focus on his own training program and needs. He started the season with renewed energy, winning every single distance race he started in North America!
    Ivan is a proud Canadian citizen who enjoys all that Canmore offers with his wife and two children.

    QUICK LINKS

    Website: http://www.ivanbabikov.com/

Latest World Cup Results

DateDisciplinePlaceCountryCatRankPoints
1614616.03.2014Overall StandingsWC Finals, FalunSWEWorld Cup2336.98
1614616.03.201415 km F PursuitWC Finals, FalunSWEStage World Cup2317.92
1614515.03.2014Skiathlon 15/15 km C/FWC Finals, FalunSWEStage World Cup2366.30
1614414.03.2014SP C FinalWC Finals, FalunSWEStage World Cup47
1614414.03.2014SP C QualWC Finals, FalunSWEQualification47138.48
1613202.03.201415 km FLahtiFINWorld Cup2942.63
1610301.02.201415 km CToblach/DobbiacoITAWorld Cup6272.60
1609019.01.201415 km C MstSzklarska PorebaPOLWorld Cup913.68
1607605.01.20149 km F PursuitVal di Fiemme (FIS Tour de Ski)ITAStage World Cup1612.16
1607605.01.2014Overall StandingsFIS Tour de SkiFISWorld Cup1617.45
1607504.01.201410 km CVal di Fiemme (FIS Tour de Ski)ITAStage World Cup2741.52
1607403.01.201435 km F PursuitCortina-Toblach (FIS Tour de Ski)ITAStage World Cup2832.53
1607201.01.201415 km C MstLenzerheide (FIS Tour de Ski)SUIStage World Cup1912.19
1607131.12.2013SP F FinalLenzerheide (FIS Tour de Ski)SUIStage World Cup97
1607131.12.2013SP F QualLenzerheide (FIS Tour de Ski)SUIQualification97131.37
1606929.12.2013SP F FinalOberhof (FIS Tour de Ski)GERStage World Cup101
1606929.12.2013SP F QualOberhof (FIS Tour de Ski)GERQualification101188.10
1606828.12.20134.5 km F PrologueOberhof (FIS Tour de Ski)GERStage World Cup2636.51
1605414.12.201330 km FDavosSUIWorld Cup4750.20
1604707.12.201315 km CLillehammerNORWorld Cup3531.85
1604101.12.201315 km F PursuitRuka Triple, KuusamoFINStage World Cup3749.21
1604101.12.2013Overall StandingsRuka Triple, KuusamoFINWorld Cup3719.93
1604030.11.201310 km CRuka Triple, KuusamoFINStage World Cup2124.27
1603929.11.2013SP C FinalRuka Triple, KuusamoFINStage World Cup103
1603929.11.2013SP C QualRuka Triple, KuusamoFINQualification103132.88