Anatoly Alyabyev

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnatoly Nikolayevich•Alyabyev
Used nameAnatoly•Alyabyev
Original nameАнатолий Николаевич•Алябьев
Born12 December 1951 in Danilovo, Arkhangelsk (RUS)
Died11 January 2022 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
AffiliationsSKA St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 3


Anatoly Alyabyev won his only Soviet title in 1979 in the 20 km and made his international début next year at the Olympic Winter Games, where he was very successful, medaling in all three biathlon events, winning gold in the 20 km and relay and bronze in the 10 km. At the World Championships Alyabyev won two bronzes, both in the relay in 1981 and 1982. He also won silver at the 1980-81 World Cup. After his sporting career he worked as a biathlon coach, coaching the Russian national team from 1990-98. Alyabyev graduated from the Military Institute of Physical Culture in Leningrad (1981), receiving a candidate degree in pedagogy in 1997. Since 1998 he has been a professor at his alma mater, publishing over 30 scientific papers.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Winter Olympics Biathlon URS RUS Anatoly Alyabyev
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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