Igor Voronchikhin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIgor Nikolayevich•Voronchikhin
Used nameIgor•Voronchikhin
Original nameИгорь Николаевич•Ворончихин
Born14 April 1938 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Died10 March 2009 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Measurements177 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsBurevestnik Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2


Igor Voronchikhin made his international début at the 1964 Olympics, where he won a surprising bronze in the 30 km, was seventh at 15 km and eleventh in the 50 km. He won his second Olympic medal in the relay race, another bronze. Voronchikhin was not included on the 1966 Soviet World Championship team, so he made his next and last international appearance at the 1968 Olympics, placing 31st in the 50 km. Domestically Voronchikhin won two Soviet titles, in 1964 in the 30 km and the relay in 1966. After his competitive retirement, Voronchikhin worked as a cross-country ski coach with Burevestnik Moskva. He also was a long-time coach of the Soviet national cross-country ski team, at first with the women and later the men’s team. In the 1990s Voronchikhin was the head coach of the Russian junior cross-country ski team.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) URS RUS Igor Voronchikhin
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 7
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 11
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 3 Bronze
1968 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) URS RUS Igor Voronchikhin
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 31

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