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Vitaly Petrakov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameVitaly Aleksandrovich•Petrakov
Used nameVitaly•Petrakov
Original nameВиталий Александрович•Петраков
Born10 December 1954 in Tula, Tula (RUS)
Measurements180 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsVS Tula, Tula (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Vitaly Petrakov was a track racer who specialized in riding the team pursuit as a member of the Soviet Union team. In addition to his Olympic gold (1980) and silver (1976) medals in this event, he won four silver medals in the event at the World Championships, placing second in 1975, 1978-79, and 1981. Petrakov was Soviet champion in the team pursuit in 1976 and 1978-79, and in the six-day pairs race in 1977, and the six-day team race in 1978.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1976 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) URS RUS Vitaly Petrakov
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
1980 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) URS RUS Vitaly Petrakov
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1980 Summer Olympics 25 July 1980 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Quarter-Finals, Heat Four 4:14.64 1