Tamara TIKHONOVA

Soviet Union SUN

Cross-Country

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Calgary 1988
  • Year of Birth
    1964
Olympic Results

Biography

Tamara TIKHONOVA

For Tamara Tikhonova, the Calgary Olympics began inauspiciously as she placed only fifth in the 10km race. Three days later she earned the silver medal at 5km, missing a gold medal by only 1.3 seconds. In the next race, the 20km, she led a Russian sweep and won by more than 19 seconds. In the final women's cross-country event, the 4x5km relay, Tikhonova skied the third leg for the Soviet team and earned her second gold medal. The relay was considered so important in the USSR that the end of the live evening television news was delayed so that the results could be announced.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

S
5 kilometres, Classical
5 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
#5
10 kilometres, Classical
10 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
G
20 kilometres, Freestyle
20 kilometres, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
G
4 × 5 kilometres Relay
4 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing