Alexander Zavyalov

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Alexander Zavyalov
Medal record
Men's cross country skiing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Sarajevo 30 km
Silver medal – second place 1984 Sarajevo 4 x 10 km
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Lake Placid 50 km
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Oslo 4 x 10 km
Silver medal – second place 1982 Oslo 15 km

Alexander Alexandrovich Zavyalov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Завья́лов; born June 2, 1955) is a former Soviet/Russian cross country skier who competed in the early 1980s, training at Armed Forces sports society. He won a bronze in the 50 km at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York and two silvers at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo (30 km, 4x10 km).

Zavyalov also won two medals at the 1982 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in the 4x10 km (tied with Norway) and a silver in the 15 km.

Zavyalov graduated from Smolensk Institute of Physical Culture (1978). He was awarded Order of Lenin in 1983.

Was known as the Sovie-Jet.

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