Nikolay Karakulov

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Nikolay Karakulov
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Soviet Union
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1946 Oslo 200 m
Gold medal – first place 1950 Brussels 4×100 m relay

Nikolay Zakharovich Karakulov (Russian: Никола́й Заха́рович Каракулов; 10 August 1918 – 10 March 1988)[1] was a Soviet sprinter. Karakulov won gold medals at the European Championships in both 1946 and 1950.


Karakulov won the 200 metres at the 1946 European Championships in Oslo, running 21.6.[2][3] Four years later in Brussels he won another gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay as part of the Soviet team.[1] In addition, he won 17 gold medals at the Soviet Championships, including seven consecutive ones at 100 metres from 1943 to 1949.[3][4]

He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c Каракулов Николай Захарович (1918-1988) (in Russian). Спортивный некрополь. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (MEN)". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b A.M. Batuev. Звезды лысьвенского спорта (PDF) (in Russian). Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Николай Каракулов (in Russian). Retrieved 7 April 2014.