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Grigory Mkrtychan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGrigory Mkrtychevich•Mkrtychan
Used nameGrigory•Mkrtychan
Original nameГригорий Мкртычевич•Мкртычан 
Born3 January 1925 in Krasnodar, Krasnodar Kray (RUS)
Died14 February 2003 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
AffiliationsCSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


Born in Krasnodar to Armenian parents, Grigory Mkrtychan was the top Soviet goaltender in the early 1950s, until his place was taken over by Nikolay Puchkov. Besides his Olympic gold, Mkrtychan won World Championship titles in 1954 and 1956, was a runner-up in 1955, and was European Champion from 1954-56. Mkrtychan played on eight Soviet Championship teams. After his sporting career Mkrtychan was a head coach of Lokomotiv Moskva from 1960-62. He later worked in various positions with Soviet and Russian Committees for Physical Culture and Sports, for the Russian Hockey Federation, and with various Russian hockey leagues as a referee and official.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) URS RUS Grigory Mkrtychan
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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