Ivan Biakov

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Ivan Biakov
Personal information
Full nameIvan Ivanovych Biakov
Born(1944-09-21)21 September 1944
Kirovo-Chepetsky District, RSFSR,
Soviet Union[1]
Died4 November 2009(2009-11-04) (aged 65)
Kiev, Ukraine
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Professional information
Olympic Games
Teams2 (1972, 1976)
Medals2 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams2 (1974, 1975)

Ivan Ivanovych Biakov (Russian: Иван Иванович Бяков; 21 September 1944 – 4 November 2009) was a Soviet biathlete.[3]

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.[1] His second team gold Biakov won with help of French biathlon athlete[4] 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[4] 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.[5]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[6]

Olympic Games[edit]

2 medals (2 gold)

Event Individual Relay
Japan 1972 Sapporo 12th Gold
Austria 1976 Innsbruck Gold

World Championships[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Soviet Union 1974 Minsk 7th 40th
Italy 1975 Antholz-Anterselva 13th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ivan Biakov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  2. ^ "The XIth Olympic Winter Games – Sapporo 1972" (PDF). The Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympic Winter Games, Sapporo 1972. p. 453. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  3. ^ Gold Medalist Ivan Biakov Dies at Age 66
  4. ^ a b Slastnikov, N.P. How Chepetsk boys were mining for the Olympic "gold" (Как чепецкие парни олимпийское «золото» добывали ). Chepetsk.ru.
  5. ^ Biathlon in Ukraine. Biathlon in Ukraine
  6. ^ "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.

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