Igor Novikov (pentathlete)
19 October 1929|
|Died||30 August 2007
St. Petersburg, Russia
Igor Novikov (19 October 1929 – 30 August 2007) was a former Soviet modern pentathlete and Olympic Champion. He competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, where he won a gold medal in the team competition (together with Aleksandr Tarasov and Ivan Deryugin. He won a silver medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, and he competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he won a gold medal in the team competition (together with Albert Mokeyev and Viktor Mineyev), and a silver medal in the individual competition.
Novikov was later a coach and sports administrator. He served as president for the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) 1988 – 1992.
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