Vladimir Kovin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVladimir Aleksandrovich•Kovin
Used nameVladimir•Kovin
Original nameВладимир Александрович•Ковин
Born20 June 1954 in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
Measurements181 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsTorpedo Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


Vladimir Kovin began his hockey career with Torpedo Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod) in 1974 and played there until 1989. With Torpedo Gorky, Kovin never won a medal at the Soviet Championships. From 1989-94 Kovin played in France with HC Reims, and then with ASG Tours, before finishing his career in 1998-99 again HC Reims. Since 1999, Kovin has been the head coach of HC Reims and won the French title with them in 2000. In 2003-04 and 2007-08 he also made short comebacks as a player, playing with HC Reims in the French Championships. Internationally besides his 1984 Olympic gold, Kovin was European Champion in 1985 and won bronze at the 1985 World Championships. He also won bronzes at the 1976 and 1984 Canada Cup and played on the winning 1979 Challenge Cup team between the Soviet Union and NHL stars.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1984 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) URS RUS Vladimir Kovin
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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