Soviet Union at the 1988 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 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary
Competitors 101 (78 men, 23 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Andrei Bukin (figure skating)
Medals
Rank: 1
Gold
11
Silver
9
Bronze
9
Total
29
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 at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. It would be the last Winter Olympic Games before the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. Six of the former Soviet republics would compete together as the Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics, and each republic would be individually represented at subsequent Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Vasilyev, DmitryDmitry Vasilyev
Chepikov, SergeySergey Chepikov
Popov, AleksandrAleksandr Popov
Medvedtsev, ValeriyValeriy Medvedtsev
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Gold Kipurs, JanisJānis Ķipurs
Kozlov, VladimirVladimir Kozlov
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Gold Devyatyarov, MikhailMikhail Devyatyarov Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km classical
 Gold Prokurorov, AlekseyAleksey Prokurorov Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km classical
 Gold Venciene, VidaVida Vencienė Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km classical
 Gold Tikhonova, TamaraTamara Tikhonova Cross-country skiing Women's 20 km freestyle
 Gold Nageykina, SvetlanaSvetlana Nageykina
Gavrilyuk, NinaNina Gavrilyuk
Tikhonova, TamaraTamara Tikhonova
Reztsova, AnfisaAnfisa Reztsova
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 x 5 km relay
 Gold Gordeeva, EkaterinaEkaterina Gordeeva
Grinkov, SergeiSergei Grinkov
Figure skating Pairs
 Gold Bestemianova, NataliaNatalia Bestemianova
Bukin, AndreiAndrei Bukin
Figure skating Ice dancing
 Gold Soviet Union men's national ice hockey team
Evgeny Belosheikin   Alexei Kasatonov   Sergei Makarov
Ilya Byakin   Andrei Khomutov   Alexander Mogilny
Vyacheslav Bykov   Vladimir Krutov   Sergei Mylnikov
Viacheslav Fetisov   Igor Larionov   Vitali Samoilov
Alexei Gusarov   Aleksandr Kozhevnikov   Anatoly Semenov
Sergei Yashin   Igor Kravchuk   Sergei Starikov
Valeri Kamensky   Andrei Lomakin   Igor Stelnov
Sergei Svetlov   Aleksandr Chernykh
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Gold Gulyayev, NikolayNikolay Gulyayev Speed skating Men's 1000m
 Silver Medvedtsev, ValeriyValeriy Medvedtsev Biathlon Men's 10 km sprint
 Silver Medvedtsev, ValeriyValeriy Medvedtsev Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Silver Smirnov, VladimirVladimir Smirnov Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km classical
 Silver Smirnov, VladimirVladimir Smirnov
Sakhnov, VladimirVladimir Sakhnov
Devyatyarov, MikhailMikhail Devyatyarov
Prokurorov, AlekseyAleksey Prokurorov
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Silver Tikhonova, TamaraTamara Tikhonova Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km classical
 Silver Smetanina, RaisaRaisa Smetanina Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km classical
 Silver Reztsova, AnfisaAnfisa Reztsova Cross-country skiing Women's 20 km freestyle
 Silver Valova, ElenaElena Valova
Vassiliev, OlegOleg Vassiliev
Figure skating Pairs
 Silver Klimova, MarinaMarina Klimova
Ponomarenko, SergeiSergei Ponomarenko
Figure skating Ice dancing
 Bronze Chepikov, SergeySergey Chepikov Biathlon Men's 10 km sprint
 Bronze Kipurs, JanisJānis Ķipurs
Osis, GuntisGuntis Osis
Tone, JurisJuris Tone
Kozlov, VladimirVladimir Kozlov
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Bronze Smirnov, VladimirVladimir Smirnov Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km classical
 Bronze Venciene, VidaVida Vencienė Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km classical
 Bronze Smetanina, RaisaRaisa Smetanina Cross-country skiing Women's 20 km freestyle
 Bronze Petrenko, ViktorViktor Petrenko Figure skating Men's singles
 Bronze Kharchenko, YuryYury Kharchenko Luge Men's individual
 Bronze Levandi, AllarAllar Levandi Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Zhelezovsky, IgorIgor Zhelezovsky Speed skating Men's 1000m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Sergey Petrik Super-G DNF
Konstantin Chistyakov DNF
Konstantin Chistyakov Giant Slalom 1:10.09 1:06.58 2:16.67 35
Sergey Petrik 1:09.78 1:05.38 2:15.16 30
Konstantin Chistyakov Slalom DNF DNF
Sergey Petrik 55.39 DNF DNF

Men's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Konstantin Chistyakov 1:55.99 DNF DNF
Sergey Petrik 1:55.82 DSQ DSQ
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Golnur Postnikova Downhill 1:28.23 16

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Golnur Postnikova DNF DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Yury Kashkarov 3 26:49.1 18
Dmitry Vasilyev 1 26:09.7 9
Sergey Chepikov 0 25:29.4 3rd
Valeriy Medvedtsev 0 25:23.7 2nd
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Aleksandr Popov 56:24.0 3 59:24.0 12
Yury Kashkarov 55:43.1 2 57:43.1 5
Sergey Chepikov 56:17.5 1 57:17.5 4
Valeriy Medvedtsev 54:54.6 2 56:54.6 2nd
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Dmitry Vasilyev
Sergey Chepikov
Aleksandr Popov
Valeriy Medvedtsev
0 1'22:30.0 1st
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
URS-1 Jānis Ķipurs
Vladimir Kozlov
Two-man 57.43 4 58.05 1 59.52 2 58.48 2 3:53.48 1st
URS-2 Zintis Ekmanis
Aivars Trops
Two-man 57.95 10 59.12 6 1:00.72 14 59.13 6 3:56.92 9
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
URS-1 Māris Poikāns
Olafs Kļaviņš
Ivars Bērzups
Juris Jaudzems
Four-man 56.75 6 57.66 7 56.70 10 57.24 2 3:48.35 5
URS-2 Jānis Ķipurs
Guntis Osis
Juris Tone
Vladimir Kozlov
Four-man 56.72 4 57.28 1 56.41 4 57.85 7 3:48.26 3rd

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Aleksey Prokurorov 43:36.9 18
Aleksandr Batyuk 43:08.7 15
Vladimir Smirnov 41:48.5 3rd
Mikhail Devyatyarov 41:18.9 1st
30 km
C
Yury Burlakov 1'28:02.4 12
Mikhail Devyatyarov 1'25:31.3 4
Vladimir Smirnov 1'24:35.1 2nd
Aleksey Prokurorov 1'24:26.3 1st
50 km
F
Aleksey Prokurorov 2'14:01.0 38
Yury Burlakov 2'12:02.2 26
Mikhail Devyatyarov 2'12:01.7 25
Vladimir Sakhnov 2'09:00.1 12
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Vladimir Smirnov
Vladimir Sakhnov
Mikhail Devyatyarov
Aleksey Prokurorov
1'44:11.3 2nd
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Raisa Smetanina 15:35.9 10
Svetlana Nageykina 15:29.9 8
Vida Vencienė 15:11.1 3rd
Tamara Tikhonova 15:05.3 2nd
10 km
C
Tamara Tikhonova 30:38.9 5
Svetlana Nageykina 30:26.5 4
Raisa Smetanina 30:17.0 2nd
Vida Vencienė 30:08.3 1st
20 km
F
Nina Gavrilyuk DSQ
Raisa Smetanina 57:22.1 3rd
Anfisa Reztsova 56:12.8 2nd
Tamara Tikhonova 55:53.6 1st
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Svetlana Nageykina
Nina Gavrilyuk
Tamara Tikhonova
Anfisa Reztsova
59:51.1 1st

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Vladimir Kotin 5 6 8 13.4 6
Alexander Fadeev 1 9 5 8.2 4
Viktor Petrenko 6 3 3 7.8 3rd
Women
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Anna Kondrashova 9 7 7 15.2 8
Kira Ivanova 1 10 9 13.6 7
Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Larisa Selezneva
Oleg Makarov
6 4 6.0 4
Elena Valova
Oleg Vassiliev
2 2 3.0 2nd
Ekaterina Gordeeva
Sergei Grinkov
1 1 1.5 1st
Ice dancing
Athletes CD OD FD TFP Rank
Natalia Annenko
Genrikh Sretenski
4 4 4 8.0 4
Marina Klimova
Sergei Ponomarenko
2 2 2 4.0 2nd
Natalia Bestemianova
Andrei Bukin
1 1 1 2.0 1st

Ice hockey[edit]

Group B[edit]

Top three teams (shaded ones) entered the medal round.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 32 10 10
 West Germany 5 4 1 0 19 12 8
 Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 23 14 6
 United States 5 2 3 0 27 27 4
 Austria 5 0 4 1 12 29 1
 Norway 5 0 4 1 11 32 1
  • Soviet Union 5-0 Norway
  • Soviet Union 8-1 Austria
  • Soviet Union 7-5 USA
  • West Germany 3-6 Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union 6-1 Czechoslovakia

Medal round[edit]

The top three teams from each group play the top three teams from the other group once. Points from previous games against their own group carry over.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 1st 5 4 1 0 25 7 8
 Finland 5 3 1 1 18 10 7
 Sweden 5 2 1 2 15 16 6
 Canada 5 2 2 1 17 14 5
 West Germany 5 1 4 0 8 26 2
 Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 12 22 2
  • Soviet Union 5-0 Canada
  • Soviet Union 7-1 Sweden
  • Finland 2-1 Soviet Union

Leading scorers[edit]

Rk GP G A Pts PIM
1st Vladimir Krutov 8 6 9 15 0
2nd Igor Larionov 8 4 9 13 4
3rd Vyacheslav Fetisov 8 4 9 13 6
6th Sergei Makarov 8 3 8 11 10
Roster:
Evgeny Belosheikin
Ilya Byakin
Vyacheslav Bykov
Viacheslav Fetisov
Alexei Gusarov
Sergei Yashin
Valeri Kamensky
Alexei Kasatonov
Andrei Khomutov
Vladimir Krutov
Igor Larionov
Aleksandr Kozhevnikov
Igor Kravchuk
Andrei Lomakin
Sergei Makarov
Alexander Mogilny
Sergei Mylnikov
Vitali Samoilov
Anatoly Semenov
Sergei Starikov
Igor Stelnov
Sergei Svetlov
Aleksandr Chernykh

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Valery Dudin 47.812 28 46.982 13 47.061 13 47.025 9 3:08.880 17
Sergey Danilin 46.564 5 46.827 7 46.648 5 47.059 10 3:07.098 6
Yury Kharchenko 46.391 3 46.605 3 46.475 3 46.803 4 3:06.274 3rd

Men's doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vitaly Melnik
Dmitry Alekseyev
46.060 6 46.399 6 1:32.459 6
Yevgeny Belousov
Aleksandr Belyakov
45.973 3 46.580 8 1:32.553 7
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Irina Kusakina 46.690 11 47.071 12 46.643 8 46.639 9 3:07.043 10
Nadezhda Danilina 46.597 10 46.447 6 46.613 6 46.707 11 3:06.364 8
Yuliya Antipova 46.449 7 46.425 5 46.610 5 46.303 4 3:05.787 5

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (best two out of three jumps)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (start delay, based on ski jumping results)
Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Points Rank
Sergey Nikiforov Individual 191.8 30 4:04.7 42:43.0 402.905 14
Andrey Dundukov 194.0 26 3:50.0 42:21.1 406.185 12
Vasily Savin 203.7 17 2:45.4 41:22.9 414.925 10
Allar Levandi 216.6 4 1:19.4 40:31.8 422.590 3rd

Men's team

Three participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (three jumps per team member per round, best two rounds counted)
  • 10 km cross-country skiing (start delay, based on ski jumping results)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Andrey Dundukov
Vasily Savin
Allar Levandi
282.5 11 DNF DNF

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Eduard Suboch Normal hill 76.0 83.7 78.0 89.9 173.6 38
Mikhail Yesin 80.0 92.1 74.0 79.5 171.6 39

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Nikolay Gulyayev 1:02.86 36
Vitaly Makovetsky 37.35 12
Igor Zhelezovsky 36.94 6
Sergey Fokichev 36.82 4
1000 m Boris Repnin 1:14.41 12
Andrey Bakhvalov 1:14.39 11
Igor Zhelezovsky 1:13.19 3rd
Nikolay Gulyayev 1:13.03 OR 1st
1500 m Andrey Bobrov 1:58.97 35
Nikolay Gulyayev 1:53.04 7
Aleksandr Klimov 1:52.97 6
Igor Zhelezovsky 1:52.63 4
5000 m Yury Klyuyev 7:00.01 26
Sergey Berezin 6:58.08 23
Dmitry Bochkaryov 6:56.57 17
10,000 m Aleksandr Mozin 14:28.91 18
Sergey Berezin 14:20.48 9
Yury Klyuyev 14:09.68 6
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Yelena Ilyina 41.15 16
Nataliya Shive-Glebova 40.66 9
1000 m Nataliya Shive-Glebova 1:22.99 20
Yelena Ilyina 1:22.40 18
1500 m Yelena Tumanova 2:07.71 15
Yelena Lapuga 2:04.24 5
3000 m Yelena Tumonova 4:24.07 9
Yelena Lapuga 4:23.29 7
Svetlana Boyko 4:22.90 6
5000 m Yelena Tumanova 7:40.82 15
Yelena Lapuga 7:28.65 5
Svetlana Boyko 7:28.39 4

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