Rinnat Safin

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Rinnat Safin
Personal information
Full nameRinnat Ibragimovich Safin
Born(1940-08-29)29 August 1940
Bolshiye Yaki, Zelenodolsky,
Tatar ASSR, Soviet Union
Died22 October 2014(2014-10-22) (aged 74)
Leningrad Oblast, Russia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Professional information
ClubDinamo Leningrad
Olympic Games
Teams1 (1972)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams5 (1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973)
Medals6 (4 gold)

Rinnat Ibragimovich Safin (Russian: Риннат Ибрагимович Сафин; 29 August 1940 – 22 October 2014) was a Soviet biathlete. At the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, he won a gold medal with the Soviet relay team.[1]

Biathlon results[edit]

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

Olympic Games[edit]

1 medal (1 gold)

Event Individual Relay
Japan 1972 Sapporo 4th Gold

World Championships[edit]

6 medals (4 gold, 2 silver)

Event Individual Relay
East Germany 1967 Altenberg 4th Silver
Polish People's Republic 1969 Zakopane Silver Gold
Sweden 1970 Östersund 15th Gold
Finland 1971 Hämeenlinna 5th Gold
United States 1973 Lake Placid Gold
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.


  1. ^ "Profile: Rinnat Safin". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 29 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 13 July 2015.