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Nikolay Anikin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameNikolay Petrovich•Anikin
Used nameNikolay•Anikin
Original nameНиколай Петрович•Аникин
Born25 January 1932 in Ishim, Tyumen (RUS)
Died14 November 2009 in Duluth, Minnesota (USA)
AffiliationsBurevestnik Moskva, Moskva (RUS) / Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Besides his three Olympic medals, Nikolay Anikin won a silver at the 1958 World Championships in Lahti in the 4x10 km relay race. His only Soviet Championship came in 1957, also in the relay. After his sporting days Anikin worked as a ski coach, coaching the 1964 and 1968 Soviet Olympic teams. After being a head coach of the Soviet cross-country skiing junior team for many years, he was a head coach of the Soviet senior team from 1982-84. From 1989-92 he worked as a consultant with the United States cross-country ski team. He and his wife, Antonina, moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1994 to help start the emerging Gitchi Gummi Sport Association, where they taught a new generation of American Nordic skiers.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) URS RUS Nikolay Anikin
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 7
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
1960 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) URS RUS Nikolay Anikin
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 10
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 13
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 3 Bronze

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