Soviet Union at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Soviet Union at the Olympic Games

Flag of the Soviet Union
IOC code  URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 53 (47 men, 6 women)[1] in 6 sports
Flag bearer Oleg Goncharenko
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
7
Silver
3
Bronze
6
Total
16
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
Unified Team (1992)
Armenia (1994–)
Belarus (1994–)
Georgia (1994–)
Kazakhstan (1994–)
Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
Moldova (1994–)
Russia (1994–)
Ukraine (1994–)
Uzbekistan (1994–)
Azerbaijan (1996–)
Tajikistan (1996–)
Turkmenistan (1996–)

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed in the Winter Olympic Games for the first time at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Anikin, NikolayNikolay Anikin, Pavel Kolchin
Pavel Kolchin, Fyodor Terentyev
Cross-country Men's relay 4 x 10 km
 Gold Kozyreva, LyubovLyubov Kozyreva Cross-country Women's 10 km
 Gold Babich, YevgenyYevgeny Babich, Vsevolod Bobrov
Alexei Guryshev, Nikolay Khlystov
Yuri Krylov, Alfred Kuchevsky
Valentin Kuzin, Grigory Mkrtychan
Viktor Nikiforov, Yuri Pantyukhov
Nikolai Puchkov, Viktor Shuvalov
Genrikh Sidorenkov, Nikolai Sologubov
Ivan Tregubov, Dmitry Ukolov
Aleksandr Uvarov
Ice hockey Men's team
 Gold Grishin, YevgenyYevgeny Grishin Speed skating Men's 500 m
 Gold Grishin, YevgenyYevgeny Grishin Speed skating Men's 1500 m
 Gold Mikhaylov, YuriYuri Mikhaylov Speed skating Men's 1500 m
 Gold Shilkov, BorisBoris Shilkov Speed skating Men's 5000 m
 Silver Yeroshina, RadyaRadya Yeroshina Cross-country Women's 10 km
 Silver Kolchina, AlevtinaAlevtina Kolchina, Lyubov Kozyreva
Radya Yeroshina
Cross-country Women's relay 3 x 5 km
 Silver Grach, RafayelRafayel Grach Speed skating Men's 500 m
 Bronze Sidorova, YevgeniyaYevgeniya Sidorova Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Bronze Kolchin, PavelPavel Kolchin Cross-country Men's 15 km
 Bronze Kolchin, PavelPavel Kolchin Cross-country Men's 30 km
 Bronze Terentyev, FyodorFyodor Terentyev Cross-country Men's 50 km
 Bronze Goncharenko, OlegOleg Goncharenko Speed skating Men's 5000 m
 Bronze Goncharenko, OlegOleg Goncharenko Speed skating Men's 10000 m

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Gennady Chertishchev Giant slalom 3:48.9 55
Downhill DSQ DNF
Aleksandr Filatov Giant slalom 3:27.8 33
Slalom 1:33.5 2:36.0 4:09.5 30
Downhill 3:16.6 16
Vyacheslav Melnikov Slalom TNK DSQ Did not finish
Yury Sharkov Giant slalom 3:41.8 46
Slalom DSQ Did not finish
Sergey Shustov Downhill DSQ DNF
Viktor Talyanov Giant slalom 3:45.2 52
Slalom 1:49.2 2:06.9 3:56.1 24
Downhill 3:26.5 21
Women
Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Aleksandra Artyomenko Giant slalom 4:04.5 44
Slalom DSQ Did not finish
Downhill 1:51.1 14
Yevgeniya Sidorova Giant slalom 2:31.3 40
Slalom 56.9 59.8 1:56.7 3
Downhill 1:59.8 37

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Total Rank
Nikolay Anikin 15 km 50:58 7
Viktor Baranov 50 km 3:03:55 7
Minnevali Galiyev 15 km 52:49 18
Pavel Kolchin 15 km 50:17 3
30 km 1:45:45 3
50 km 2:58:00 6
Vladimir Kuzin 15 km 51:36 10
30 km 1:46:09 5
Anatoly Shelyukhin 30 km 1:45:46 4
50 km 2:56:40 5
Fyodor Terentyev 30 km 1:46:43 6
50 km 2:53:32 3
Fyodor Terentyev
Pavel Kolchin
Nikolay Anikin
Vladimir Kuzin
Relay 4 x 10 km 2:15:30 1
Women
Athlete Event Final
Total Rank
Anna Kaaleste 10 km 40:29 9
Alevtina Kolchina 10 km 38:46 4
Lyubov Kozyreva 10 km 38:11 1
Radya Yeroshina 10 km 38:16 2
Lyubov Kozyreva
Alevtina Kolchina
Radya Yeroshina
Relay 3 x 5 km 1:09:28 2

Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey[edit]

Men
Pos. No. Player Team
GK Nikolai Puchkov
GK Grigory Mkrtychan
D Nikolai Sologubov
D Dmitry Ukolov
D Ivan Tregubov
D Genrikh Sidorenkov
D Alfred Kuchevsky
F Yevgeny Babich
F Viktor Shuvalov
F Vsevolod Bobrov
F Yuri Krylov
F Aleksandr Uvarov
F Valentin Kuzin
F Yuri Pantyukhov
F Alexei Guryshev
F Nikolay Khlystov
F Viktor Nikiforov
Preliminary round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 15 4 4
 Sweden 2 1 1 0 7 10 2
 Switzerland 2 0 2 0 8 16 0
27 January 1956
21:30
Soviet Union  5–1
(1–1, 2–0, 2–0)
 Sweden
29 January 1956
21:30
Soviet Union  10–3
(4–1, 2–0, 4–2)
 Switzerland
Final round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 25 5 10
 United States 5 4 1 0 26 12 8
 Canada 5 3 2 0 23 11 6
 Sweden 5 1 3 1 10 17 3
 Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 20 30 2
 Germany 5 0 4 1 6 35 1
30 January 1956
19:00
Soviet Union  4–1
(1–1, 1–0, 2–0)
 Sweden
31 January 1956
19:00
Soviet Union  8–0
(0–0, 7–0, 1–0)
 Germany
2 February 1956
22:00
Soviet Union  7–4
(2–1, 3–0, 2–3)
 Czechoslovakia
3 February 1956
21:30
Soviet Union  4–0
(0–0, 1–0, 3–0)
 United States
4 February 1956
21:30
Soviet Union  2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Canada
 Gold

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Leonid Fyodorov Individual 15 km 201.0 12 59:17 228.500 12 429.500 10
Nikolay Gusakov Individual 15 km 200.0 14 58:17 232.300 8 432.300 7
Uno Kajak Individual 15 km 186.5 27 1:00:48 222.600 18 409.100 26
Yury Moshkin Individual 15 km 217.5 1 1:04:18 209.100 31 426.600 13

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event First round Final
Points Rank Points Total Rank
Yury Moshkin Normal hill 91.5 35 92.5 184.0 34
Nikolay Shamov Normal hill 103.0 14 98.0 201.0 16
Koba Zakadze Normal hill 107.0 8 78.0 185.0 30

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Oleg Goncharenko 5000 m 7:57.5 3
10000 m 16:42.3 3
Rafayel Grach 500 m 40.8 2
Yevgeny Grishin 500 m 40.2 WR 1
1500 m 2:08.6 WR 1
Robert Merkulov 1500 m 2:10.3 5
Yuri Mikhaylov 500 m Did not finish
1500 m 2:08.6 WR 1
Dmitry Sakunenko 5000 m 8:10.5 16
Yuri Sergeev 500 m 41.1 4
Boris Shilkov 1500 m 2:11.9 8
5000 m 7:48.7 OR 1
Vladimir Shilykovsky 10000 m 17:17.6 16
Boris Tsybin 10000 m 17:03.4 9
Boris Yakimov 5000 m 8:12.6 19
10000 m 16:59.7 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The USSR and Olympism" (PDF). Olympic Review (International Olympic Committee) (84): 530–557. October 1974. Retrieved 2008-03-28.