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Vasily Pervukhin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameVasily Alekseyevich•Pervukhin
Used nameVasily•Pervukhin
Original nameВасилий Алексеевич•Первухин
Born1 January 1956 in Penza, Penza (RUS)
Measurements180 cm / 89 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Vasily Pervukhin began playing hockey with Dizelist Penza in 1974, joining Dynamo Moskva in 1976 and playing there until 1989. Pervukhin never won a Soviet title, but was seven times a runner-up (1977-80, 1985-87) and won bronze four times (1981-83, 1988). After leaving Dynamo Moskva in 1989 Pervukhin played ten more seasons, before finally retiring in 1999. He played for the Oji Eagles (Japan) from 1989-95, then had one season with both Krylya Sovetov Moskva and Severstal Cherepovets, before finishing his playing career with Molot-Prikamye Perm in 1997-99. Internationally besides his two Olympic medals, Pervukhin was World champion six times (1978-79, 1981-83, 1986) and European champion seven times (1979, 1981-83, 1985-87), also winning silver (1987) and bronzes (1977, 1985) at the World Championships and a silver (1978) and bronze (1977) at the European Championships. In 1979 Pervukhin played on the winning Soviet Union team in the Challenge Cup between the Soviet Union and NHL All-Stars, and in 1981 won the Canada Cup, also winning silver at the 1987 and bronze at the 1984 Canada Cup. After his sporting career Pervukhin worked from 1999-2001 and from 2003-05 as the head coach of Molot-Prikamye Perm. From 2001-03 he was the head coach of FHK Liepājas Metalurgs in Latvia.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) URS RUS Vasily Pervukhin
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
1984 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) URS RUS Vasily Pervukhin
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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