Soviet Union at the 1980 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 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid
Competitors 86 (63 men, 23 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Alexander Tikhonov (biathlon)
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
10
Silver
6
Bronze
6
Total
22
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The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Alyabyev, AnatolyAnatoly Alyabyev Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Gold Alikin, VladimirVladimir Alikin
Tikhonov, AleksandrAleksandr Tikhonov
Barnashov, VladimirVladimir Barnashov
Alyabyev, AnatolyAnatoly Alyabyev
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Gold Zimyatov, NikolayNikolay Zimyatov Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Gold Zimyatov, NikolayNikolay Zimyatov Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Gold Rochev, VasilyVasily Rochev
Bazhukov, NikolayNikolay Bazhukov
Belyayev, YevgenyYevgeny Belyayev
Zimyatov, NikolayNikolay Zimyatov
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Gold Smetanina, RaisaRaisa Smetanina Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Gold Rodnina, IrinaIrina Rodnina
Zaitsev, AlexanderAlexander Zaitsev
Figure skating Pairs
 Gold Linichuk, NataliaNatalia Linichuk
Karponossov, GennadiGennadi Karponossov
Figure skating Ice dancing
 Gold Zozuļa, VeraVera Zozuļa Luge Women's individual
 Gold Petrusyova, NataliyaNataliya Petrusyova Speed skating Women's 1000m
 Silver Alikin, VladimirVladimir Alikin Biathlon Men's 10 km sprint
 Silver Rochev, VasilyVasily Rochev Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Silver Baldycheva-Fyodorova, NinaNina Baldycheva-Fyodorova
Rocheva, NinaNina Rocheva
Kulakova, GalinaGalina Kulakova
Smetanina, RaisaRaisa Smetanina
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 x 5 km relay
 Silver Cherkasova, MarinaMarina Cherkasova
Shakhrai, SergeiSergei Shakhrai
Figure skating Pairs
 Silver Soviet Union men's national ice hockey team
Vladimir Myshkin   Zinetula Bilyaletdinov   Helmut Balderis
Vladislav Tretiak   Vladimir Krutov   Viktor Zhluktov
Viacheslav Fetisov   Alexander Maltsev   Aleksandr Golikov
Vasily Pervukhin   Yuri Lebedev   Sergei Makarov
Valery Vasiliev   Boris Mikhailov   Vladimir Golikov
Alexei Kasatonov   Vladimir Petrov   Aleksandr Skvortsov
Sergei Starikov   Valery Kharlamov
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Silver Kulikov, YevgenyYevgeny Kulikov Speed skating Men's 500m
 Bronze Alyabyev, AnatolyAnatoly Alyabyev Biathlon Men's 10 km sprint
 Bronze Zavyalov, AleksandrAleksandr Zavyalov Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Bronze Moiseeva, IrinaIrina Moiseeva
Minenkov, AndreiAndrei Minenkov
Figure skating Ice dancing
 Bronze Amantova, IngrīdaIngrīda Amantova Luge Women's individual
 Bronze Lobanov, VladimirVladimir Lobanov Speed skating Men's 1000m
 Bronze Petrusyova, NataliyaNataliya Petrusyova Speed skating Women's 500m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vladimir Makeev Downhill 1:49.87 22
Valeri Tsyganov 1:47.34 8
Vladimir Andreyev Giant Slalom 1:22.19 21 1:22.75 11 2:44.94 15
Aleksandr Zhirov 1:21.53 10 1:22.54 9 2:44.07 9
Valeri Tsyganov 1:21.22 6 DNF DNF
Aleksandr Zhirov Slalom DNF DNF
Vladimir Andreyev 54.97 10 51.68 9 1:46.65 9
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nadezhda Patrikeyeva Giant Slalom 1:17.44 14 1:29.65 12 2:47.09 12
Nadezhda Patrikeyeva Slalom 43.42 3 45.78 11 1:29.20 6

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Aleksandr Tikhonov 2 34:14.88 9
Anatoly Alyabyev 1 33:09.16 3
Vladimir Alikin 0 32:53.10 2
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Vladinmir Alikin 1'06:05.30 6 1'12:05.30 8
Vladimir Barnashov 1'07:49.49 4 1'11:49.49 7
Anatoly Alyabyev 1'08:16.31 0 1'08:16.31 1
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Vladimir Alikin
Aleksandr Tikhonov
Vladimir Barnashov
Anatoly Alyabyev
0 1'34:03.27 1
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Vasily Rochev 43:16.86 13
Aleksandr Zavyalov 43:00.81 7
Yevgeny Belyayev 42:46.02 5
Nikolay Zimyatov 42:33.96 4
30 km Nikolay Bazhukov 1'31:06.28 14
Yevgeny Belyayev 1'30:35.32 11
Vasily Rochev 1'27:34.22 2
Nikolay Zimyatov 1'27:02.80 1
50 km Yevgeny Belyayev 2'31:21.19 6
Sergey Savelyev 2'31:15.82 5
Aleksandr Zavyalov 2'30:51.52 3
Nikolay Zimyatov 2'27:24.60 1
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Vasily Rochev
Nikolay Bazhukov
Yevgeny Belyayev
Nikolay Zimyatov
1'57:03.46 1
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Nina Rocheva 15:50.39 15
Galina Kulakova 15:29.58 6
Nina Baldycheva-Fyodorova 15:29.03 5
Raisa Smetanina 15:06.92 1
10 km Iraida Suslova 31:48.39 14
Nina Baldycheva-Fyodorova 31:22.93 6
Galina Kulakova 30:58.46 5
Raisa Smetanina 30:54.48 4
Women's 4 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Nina Baldycheva-Fyodorova
Nina Rocheva
Galina Kulakova
Raisa Smetanina
1'03:18.30 2

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Vladimir Kovalev 5 DNF DNF
Konstantin Kokora 10 11 10 168.18 91 10
Igor Bobrin 7 6 8 177.40 55 6
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Kira Ivanova 18 16 13 161.54 144 16
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Marina Pestova
Stanislav Lenovich
3 4 141.14 31 4
Marina Cherkasova
Sergei Shakhrai
2 2 143.80 19 2
Irina Rodnina
Alexander Zaitsev
1 1 147.26 9 1
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD FD Points Places Rank
Natalia Bestemianova
Andrei Bukin
9 9 188.18 75 8
Irina Moiseeva
Andrei Minenkov
3 3 201.86 27 3
Natalia Linichuk
Gennadi Karponossov
1 2 205.48 13 1

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round - Red Division[edit]

     Team advanced to the Final Round
     Team advanced to Consolation Round
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 51 11 10
 Finland 5 3 2 0 26 18 6
 Canada 5 3 2 0 28 12 6
 Poland 5 2 3 0 15 23 4
 Netherlands 5 1 3 1 16 43 3
 Japan 5 0 4 1 7 36 1

All times are local (UTC-5).

12 February 1980
20:40
Japan  0 – 16
(0–8, 0–5, 0–3)
 Soviet Union Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
14 February 1980
16:30
Netherlands  4 – 17
(1–8, 1–7, 2–2)
 Soviet Union Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
16 February 1980
16:30
Soviet Union  8 – 1
(5–1, 1–0, 2–0)
 Poland Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
18 February 1980
17:00
Finland  2 – 4
(1–0, 0–1, 1–3)
 Soviet Union Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
20 February 1980
17:00
Soviet Union  6 – 4
(1–1, 1–2, 4–1)
 Canada Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid

Final round[edit]

See also: Miracle on Ice

The top two teams from each group play the top two teams from the other group once. Points from previous games against their own group carry over, excluding teams who failed to make the medal round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 United States 3 2 0 1 10 7 5
 Soviet Union 2 3 2 1 0 16 8 4
 Sweden 3 0 1 2 7 14 2
 Finland 3 0 2 1 7 11 1
22 February 1980
17:00
United States  4 – 3
(2–2, 0–1, 2–0)
 Soviet Union Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
24 February 1980
14:30
Sweden  2 – 9
(0–4, 0–5, 2–0)
 Soviet Union Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid

Carried over group match:

  • Finland Finland 2–4 USSR Soviet Union

Leading scorers[edit]

Rank Player GP G A Pts
4th Aleksandr Golikov 7 7 6 13
6th Boris Mikhailov 7 6 5 11
6th Vladimir Krutov 7 6 5 11
9th Sergei Makarov 7 5 6 11

Contestants

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dainis Bremze 43.559 3 1:21.445 25 DNF DNF

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dainis Bremze
Aigars Krikis
40.164 11 40.498 10 1:20.662 10
Valery Yakushin
Sergey Danilin
39.951 7 45.193 18 1:25.144 17
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Astra Rībena 39.617 8 39.780 7 39.816 8 39.798 8 2:39.011 8
Ingrīda Amantova 39.346 3 39.488 3 39.610 5 39.373 4 2:37.817 3
Vera Zozuļa 38.978 1 39.167 1 39.271 1 39.121 1 2:36.537 1

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Fjodor Koltšin Individual 70.0 70.0 171.0 26 48:08.8 216.355 3 387.355 15
Sergey Omelchenko 72.5 75.0 176.3 21 49:33.6 203.635 10 379.935 19
Aleksandr Mayorov 75.5 78.0 194.4 13 48:19.6 214.735 6 409.135 7

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Andrey Shakirov Normal hill 61.0 72.8 63.5 74.3 147.1 46
Yury Ivanov 71.0 93.8 78.0 106.5 200.3 33
Vladimir Vlasov 80.0 109.2 71.5 95.6 204.8 31
Aleksey Borovitin 80.5 115.0 76.0 105.3 220.3 21
Aleksey Borovitin Large hill 91.5 91.8 96.0 101.6 193.4 36
Andrey Shakirov 96.5 99.3 90.0 87.7 187.0 39
Yury Ivanov 97.0 103.5 92.0 93.5 197.0 34
Vladimir Vlasov 97.0 103.5 96.5 101.8 205.3 28

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Sergey Khlebnikov 39.25 15
Anatoly Medennikov 38.88 7
Yevgeny Kulikov 38.37 2
1000 m Anatoly Medennikov 1:18.92 15
Sergey Khlebnikov 1:17.96 9
Vladimir Lobanov 1:16.91 3
1500 m Yevgeny Solunsky 1:59.47 9
Vladimir Lobanov 1:59.30 8
Yury Kondakov 1:57.36 5
5000 m Sergey Berezin 7:19.93 15
Dmirty Ogloblin 7:16.92 13
Viktor Lyoskin 7:16.24 11
10,000 m Dimitry Ogloblin 15:20.14 16
Sergey Berezin 15:04.68 10
Viktor Lyoskin 14:51.72 7
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Irina Kuleshova-Kovrova 43.50 10
Tatyana Tarasova 43.26 8
Nataliya Petrusyova 42.42 3
1000 m Irina Kuleshova-Kovrova 1:29.94 20
Valentina Lalenkova 1:28.57 11
Nataliya Petrusyova 1:24.50 OR 1
1500 m Vera Bryndzy 2:16.32 18
Tatyana Averina-Barabash 2:16.32 18
Nataliya Petrusyova 2:14.15 8
3000 m Valentina Lalenkova 4:51.72 17
Olga Pleshkova 4:43.11 9
Nataliya Petrusyova 4:42.59 8

References[edit]