Gennadi VAGANOV

Soviet Union SUN

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    2 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Squaw Valley 1960
  • Year of Birth
    1936
Olympic Results

Biography

Gennadi VAGANOV

Gennady Vaganov traveled to Squaw Valley as the third number of the Soviet team, but when the top Soviet skiers, Vladimir Kuzin and Pavel Kolchin, became ill, he started at the Olympics as the top Soviet skier. Vaganov started in all the cross-country races at the 1960 Winter Olympics and finished among the top skiers in those races, but did not win an individual medal. His only medal at that Olympics came in the relay, a bronze. At the 1962 World Championships he again won a bronze in the relay and also repeated that at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Domestically Vaganov was a Soviet Champion eight times, winning the 15 km in 1960, 1962 and 1964 and the relay in 1960 and 1962-65. In 1961 he also won all five cross-country events at the Soviet Army Championships, a feat still not repeated. After his competitive career ended, Vaganov worked as a cross-country skiing coach.

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Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

#14
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#19
30 kilometres
30 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
B
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

#=4
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#4
30 kilometres
30 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
B
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
#7
50 kilometres
50 kilometres Cross Country Skiing

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