Sergey Danilin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSergey Vladimirovich•Danilin
Used nameSergey•Danilin
Original nameСергей Владимирович•Данилин
Born1 January 1960 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Died4 October 2021
Measurements179 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsZenit Moskva
NOC Russian Federation Soviet Union Unified Team
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Sergey Danilin is the most successful Soviet or Russian luger. Danilin won Olympic silver at the 1984 Olympics and was World champion in 1981 and European champion in 1986. He also won silvers at the 1982 European and 1983 World Championships and bronzes at the 1987, 1989 and 1990 World Championships. While most of his medals came in the men’s singles event, his last two bronze medals at the World Championships came in the mixed team event. He also won two silvers at the World Cup in the men’s singles event in 1981-82 and 1982-83. His wife Nadezhda was also a luger, who competed at the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Winter Olympics Luge URS RUS Sergey Danilin
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Valery Yakushin 17
1984 Winter Olympics Luge URS RUS Sergey Danilin
Singles, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1988 Winter Olympics Luge URS RUS Sergey Danilin
Singles, Men (Olympic) 6
1992 Winter Olympics Luge EUN RUS Sergey Danilin
Singles, Men (Olympic) 9
1994 Winter Olympics Luge RUS Sergey Danilin
Singles, Men (Olympic) 11

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