Nikolay Anikin

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Nikolay Anikin
Nikolay Anikin by Ivan Isaev from Russian Ski Magazine.JPG
Medal record
Men's cross country skiing
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 4 x 10 km
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Squaw Valley 4 x 10 km
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Squaw Valley 30 km
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1958 Lahti 4 x 10 km

Nikolay Petrovich Anikin (Russian: Николай Петрович Аникин; January 25, 1932 in Ishim, Tyumen Oblast, Russia, USSR - November 14, 2009 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States) was a Soviet cross-country skier who competed during the late 1950s and early 1960s, training at Dynamo in Moscow.


He earned three medals at the Winter Olympics with two medals in the 4x10 km relay (gold: 1956, bronze: 1960) and a bronze in the 30 km (1960). He also earned a silver medal in the 4x10 km relay at the 1958 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.[1]


He was awarded Order of the Badge of Honor (1957).


Anikin died from cancer at his home in Duluth, Minnesota, aged 77.[2]


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