Russian Empire at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Russian Empire at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Russian Empire
IOC code  RU1
NOC Russian Olympic Committee
At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors
Medals Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Other related appearances
Soviet Union (1952–1988)
Unified Team (1992)
Russia (1994–)

Russian Empire (Russia) competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England. It was the second appearance of the European nation, after having missed the 1904 Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Panin, NikolaiNikolai Panin Figure skating Men's special figures October 29
 Silver Orlov, NikolayNikolay Orlov Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman lightweight July 25
 Silver Petrov, AleksandrAleksandr Petrov Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman super heavyweight July 24

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Russia had one track & field athlete compete in 1908. Lind took 19th place of 27 finishers in the marathon.

Event Place Athlete Heats Semifinals Final
Men's marathon 19th Georg Lind [1] None held 3:26:38.8

Figure skating[edit]

Event Place Skater Score
Men's individual Nikolai Panin Did not finish
Men's special figures 1st Nikolai Panin 43.8

Wrestling[edit]

Event Place Wrestler Round
of 32
Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Greco-Roman lightweight 2nd Nikolay Orlov Bye Defeated
Lund
Defeated
Radvány
Defeated
Lindén
Lost to
Porro
Greco-Roman middleweight 9th Georgy Demin Bye Lost to
Frank
Did not advance
Greco-Roman light heavyweight 9th Yevgeny Zamotin Bye Lost to
Payr
Did not advance
Greco-Roman heavyweight 2nd Aleksandr Petrov None held Defeated
Humphreys
Defeated
Payr
Lost to
Weisz
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Finland 1 0 1.000
Great Britain 1 0 1.000
Hungary 2 2 .500
Italy 0 1 .000
Sweden 1 1 .500
Total 5 4 .556

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Georg Lind was actually an Estonian living in London.

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Top London 1908 Olympians". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 10 June 2006.