Nikolay Kruglov

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Nikolay Kruglov
Personal information
Full name Nikolay Konstantinovich Kruglov
Born (1950-01-31) 31 January 1950 (age 67)
Krasnyy Mys, Balakhninsky District, Gorky Oblast, RSFSR,
Soviet Union
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
World Cup debut 13 January 1978
Olympic Games
Teams 1 (1976)
Medals 2 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams 6 (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
Medals 8 (3 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 2 (1977/78–1978/79)
Individual victories 1
Individual podiums 3

Nikolay Konstantinovich Kruglov (Russian: Никола́й Константи́нович Кругло́в; born 31 January 1950) is a former Soviet Union biathlete.[1] At the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck he won gold medals in the 20 km individual and with the men's relay team. He became world champion in the sprint event at the 1975 World Championships in Antholz.

His son, Nikolay Kruglov, Jr., also became a biathlete.

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[2]

Olympic Games[edit]

2 medals (2 gold)

Event Individual Relay
Austria 1976 Innsbruck Gold Gold

World Championships[edit]

8 medals (3 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Soviet Union 1974 Minsk 17th 6th Gold
Italy 1975 Antholz-Anterselva Silver Gold Silver
Italy 1976 Antholz-Anterselva N/A Bronze N/A
Norway 1977 Lillehammer 6th Silver Gold
Austria 1978 Hochfilzen 5th 22nd 4th
West Germany 1979 Ruhpolding 17th 14th Bronze
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

Individual victories[edit]

1 victory (1 In)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 victory
(1 In)
25 March 1978 Soviet Union Murmansk 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.


  1. ^ "A Golden Day For Sheila Young; Russians Beat US Hockey Team". Daytona Beach Sunday News-Journal. February 6, 1976. 
  2. ^ "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 13 July 2015.