Sergey Nikolayevich Volkov

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Sergey Nikolayevich Volkov
Personal information
Country represented  Soviet Union
Born (1949-04-19)19 April 1949
Died 31 August 1990(1990-08-31) (aged 41)
Height 173 cm (5 feet 8 inches)[1]

Sergey Nikolayevich Volkov (Russian: Серге́й Никола́евич Во́лков) (b. 19 April 1949 in Moscow, Soviet Union – d. 31 August 1990 in Kharkiv) was a Soviet figure skater. He was the 1975 World champion and an Honored Sports Master.


Volkov debuted at the 1968 European Championship, finishing in 12th place. In 1974, he won the silver medal at the European and World Championships. Volkov won the World title in 1975, becoming the first Soviet men's skater to do so. He won two USSR national titles, in 1974 and 1976.

Volkov participated in eight European and four Worlds Championships. His coaches were Viktor Kudriavtsev (1959–1975) and Stanislav Zhuk (in 1976–1978).[2] Volkov was unbeatable in special and compulsory figures.

After he retired from competition, Volkov worked as a coach.

Personal life[edit]

His sister is Elena Buriak, an international skating referee.[2] With his first wife, Lyudmila, he had a son, Alexander, and with his second wife, Oksana, he had twin daughters, Ekaterina and Anastasia.[2] He died from stomach cancer on 31 August 1990 in Kharkiv and was buried in Kuntsevo Cemetery in Moscow.[2]


Event 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78
Winter Olympics 18th 5th
World Championships 7th 10th 2nd 1st
European Championships 12th 7th 5th 6th 5th 2nd 4th 5th
Soviet Championships 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 5th
Winter Universiade 3rd
Prize of Moscow News 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd


  1. ^ Sports Reference
  2. ^ a b c d Valiev, Boris (19 April 2003). "Крутая спираль Сергея Волкова" [Steep spiral of Sergei Volkov]. (in Russian). Archived from the original on 7 December 2011.