Igor Tselovalnikov

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Igor Tselovalnikov
Personal information
Born(1944-01-02)2 January 1944
Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Died17 March 1986(1986-03-17) (aged 42)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Alma materUniversity of Kharkiv
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
ClubBurevestnik Kharkiv
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Tandem sprint

Ihor Vasilyevich Tselovalnikov (Russian: Игорь Васильевич Целовальников; Ukrainian: Ігор Васильович Целовальніков; 2 January 1944 – 17 March 1986) was a Soviet cyclist.[1] He competed at the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics in the 2000 m tandem sprint and finished in fifth and first place, respectively.[2] Tselovalnykov represented the Burevestnik of the Ukrainian SSR.

Nationally he won four titles in the tandem sprint (1967, 1971–1974) and one in the 1000 m track time trial.[3]

He graduated from the University of Kharkiv with a degree in economics (1969) and then from the Saint Petersburg Military Institute of Physical Education (1977).[3] Between 1969 and 1972 he served in the Soviet Army, and after 1977 worked as a lecturer at the Kharkiv Military School of Missile Troops.[4]


  1. ^ "Igor Tselovalnikov". Olympedia. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  2. ^ Ihor Tselovalnykov Archived 18 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ a b Целовальников Игорь Васильевич. Olympic Encyclopedia (2006). yandex.ru

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