Aleksandr TIKHONOV

Soviet Union SUN

Biathlon

  • Olympic Medals
    4 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Grenoble 1968
  • Year of Birth
    1947
Olympic Results

Biography

Aleksandr TIKHONOV

Aleksandr Tikhonov holds a special place in the Olympics record book because he is the only person in the history of the Winter Games to win the same event four times.

4 decisive victories and a silver medal

Tikhonov's specialty was the 4x7.5km biathlon relay. In 1968 and 1972 he was the leadoff skier for the team from the USSR. In 1976 he anchored the Soviet squad and in 1980 he skied the second leg. Each time, the USSR won decisive victories. Tikhonov also earned an individual medal in the 1968 20km race. His time was the fastest by more than a minute, but he missed two targets and ended up in second place.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lake Placid 1980

#9
10 kilometres Sprint
10 kilometres Sprint Biathlon
G
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Biathlon
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1976

#5
20 kilometres
20 kilometres Biathlon
G
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Biathlon
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sapporo 1972

#4
20 kilometres
20 kilometres Biathlon
G
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Biathlon
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Grenoble 1968

S
20 kilometres
20 kilometres Biathlon
G
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Biathlon