Aleksandr Danilin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAleksandr Borisovich•Danilin
Used nameAleksandr•Danilin
Original nameАлександр Борисович•Данилин
Born20 June 1961 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Died26 January 2019
Measurements168 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


A pure sprinter on the ice, Aleksandr Danilin competed at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics in the 500 metres, finishing 9th. Danilin twice competed at the World Sprint Championships, in 1983 and 1984, finishing 26th and 6th, respectively. However, in 1983 he won the second 500 metres at the World Sprints, and placed third in the first 500 metres, but his overall result was taken down by slow 1,000 metre times. Danilin won four Soviet Championships in the 500 and 1,000 metres. He was known for his exceptionally fast 100 metre start.

Personal Bests: 500 – 36.76 (1983); 1000 – 1:13.23 (1983); 1500 – 2:05.26 (1983); 5000 – 8:58.73 (1981).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1984 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) URS RUS Aleksandr Danilin
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 9