|Full name||Ivan Ivanovych Biakov|
21 September 1944|
Kirovo-Chepetsky District, RSFSR,
|Died||4 November 2009
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Teams||2 (1972, 1976)|
|Medals||2 (2 gold)|
|Teams||2 (1974, 1975)|
At the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, he won a gold medal with the Soviet relay team. He received another gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. His second team gold Biakov won with help of French biathlon athlete Yvon Mougel.
In 1966 Biakov represented the Kazakhstani team at the People's Spartakiad of the Soviet Union in Sverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg). Since 1974 Biakov lived in Kiev and was a director of the Kiev school of higher sports mastery. In 1992 he was among the founders of the Ukrainian Federation in biathlon becoming its first president.
2 medals (2 gold)
- *During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
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