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Andrey Anufriyenko

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAndrey Viktorovich•Anufriyenko
Used nameAndrey•Anufriyenko
Original nameАндрей Викторович•Ануфриенко
Born26 November 1970 in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk (RUS)
Died6 March 2019
Measurements178 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsPR Yekaterinburg
NOC Russian Federation

Biography

Andrey Anufriyenko had a promising junior career, culminating in 1989 junior world title. Débuting as a senior in 1991, he established himself as a decent allround skater, but never quite made the jump to the medals. Reaching the final distance on all of his major allround competitions, his best result was 6th at the 1995 Worlds and 7th at the 1996 Europeans. His best single distance was the 1,500 metres, as evidenced by a 2nd place in that distance at the 1994 World Allround, a 5th place in the 1994 Olympics and a bronze at the 1995 Oslo World Cup. Anufriyenko never won a title, placing second in the 1991 Soviet Allround Championships, gaining more silvers in 1992 (Sprint) and 1995 (Allround) at the Russian Championships. After retiring from speed skating in 2001, Anufriyenko was active as an ice hockey youth coach.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.21 (1999); 1000 – 1:12.61 (1998); 1500 – 1:50.99 (1998); 5000 – 6:46.16 (1997); 10000 – 14:18.42 (1994).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) RUS Andrey Anufriyenko
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 11
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 12
1998 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) RUS Andrey Anufriyenko
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) =23
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 10