Nikolay Pankratov

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Nikolay Pankratov
Nikolaj Pankratov by Ivan Isaev from Russian Ski Magazine.JPG
Pankratov in 2008.

Nikolay Vladimirovich Pankratov (Russian: Николай Владимирович Панкратов) (born December 23, 1982 in Sverdlovsk) is a Russian cross-country skier who has competed since 2001. He won two medals in the 4 x 10 km at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a silver in 2007 and a bronze in 2005, and finished 10th in the 15 km + 15 km double pursuit at the 2005 championships in Oberstdorf.

Pankratov also finished eighth in the 4 x 10 km event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. His only individual win was in a 10 km event in Italy in 2003.

In 2010, Pankratov was allegedly caught with the forbidden substance actovegin when crossing the border to Switzerland.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vinton, Nathaniel (14 September 2010). "Actovegin resurfaces in Europe as former Russian Olympian Nikolai Pankratov is caught with drug". New York Daily News. Retrieved 29 May 2014.