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Viktor Nikiforov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameViktor Vasilyevich•Nikiforov
Used nameViktor•Nikiforov
Original nameВиктор Васильевич•Никифоров
Born4 December 1931 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Died4 March 1989 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


Viktor Nikiforov played for several teams during his career, beginning in 1951 with CSKA Moskva, from 1951-53 with ODO Novosibirsk, 1953-55 with Dynamo Novosibirsk, 1955-57 with Dynamo Moskva, and ending his career playing for Spartak Moskva from 1957-60. Internationally Nikiforov won Olympic gold, World and European Championships title in 1956. After his playing career, Viktor Nikiforov worked as a head coach of Metallurg Novokuznetsk.


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

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