Aleksandr Golubev

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAleksandr Vyacheslavovich•Golubev
Used nameAleksandr•Golubev
Original nameАлександр Вячеславович•Голубев
Born19 May 1972 in Karavayevo, Kostroma (RUS)
Measurements174 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsFSO Rossiya, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Russian Federation Unified Team
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


While Aleksandr Golubev has only won two international speed skating races of importance, one of them was the Olympic 500 m at the 1994 Winter Olympics, where, known for his fast starts but weaker finishes, Golubev had the fastest time of all at 100 m. Unlike other occasions, he managed to hold on to this lead, keeping ahead of his team mate Sergey Klevchenya. The year before, Golubev had won a World Cup race in Heerenveen, his only other victory. Golubev continued to skate for several more years, but never reached the level of 1993 and 1994, when he placed fourth and fifth in the 500 m overall World Cup. Domestically, Golubev was the Russian sprint all-around champion in 1996, while being runner up in this event at the 1998 Russian Championships. He never won a national single distance title, his best finish being second in 500 m at the 1991 Soviet Championships. Retiring after the 1998 season, Golubev was made an honorary citizen of his home town, Kostroma. He later became vice president of the Russian trade union’s sports society “Rossiya”.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.14 (1994); 1000 – 1:13.52 (1998); 1500 – 2:02.07 (1989); 5000 – 8:02.4 (1989).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1992 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) EUN RUS Aleksandr Golubev
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
1994 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) RUS Aleksandr Golubev
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 17
1998 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) RUS Aleksandr Golubev
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 20

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1994 Winter Olympics 14 February 1994 Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Final Standings 36.33 1