Ivan Kizimov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameIvan Mikhaylovich•Kizimov
Used nameIvan•Kizimov
Original nameИван Михайлович•Кизимов
Born28 April 1928 in Zherebkov, Rostov (RUS)
Died22 September 2019
Measurements171 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsTrud Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

During his career, Ivan Kizimov, one of the best Soviet dressage riders ever, competed at four Olympic Games, three World Championships and five European Championships, medaling in every one of those competitions, except in his last international competition, the 1976 Olympics. At the Olympic Games, Kizimov won two gold medals, individual in 1968 and team in 1972, a team silver in 1968 and team bronze in 1964. Kizimov won the world team title in 1970, team silver in 1974 and individual bronze in 1970 and team bronze in 1966. At the European Championships, Kizimov never won a title, but won two individual silvers (1967, 1969) and an individual bronze (1971) as well as three team silvers (1967, 1971, 1973) and two team bronzes (1965, 1969). Domestically, Kizimov was Soviet champion six times (1967-70, 1972, 1973). After his retirement from sports, Kizimov worked as a dressage coach, as the head coach of Soviet national dressage team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) URS RUS Ivan Kizimov
Individual, Open (Olympic) Ikhor 10
Team, Open (Olympic) Ikhor / Soviet Union 3 Bronze
1968 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) URS RUS Ivan Kizimov
Individual, Open (Olympic) Ikhor 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Ikhor / Soviet Union 2 Silver
1972 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) URS RUS Ivan Kizimov
Individual, Open (Olympic) Ikhor 4
Team, Open (Olympic) Ikhor / Soviet Union 1 Gold
1976 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) URS RUS Ivan Kizimov
Individual, Open (Olympic) Rebus =16
Team, Open (Olympic) Rebus / Soviet Union 4