Soviet Union at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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Soviet Union at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of the Soviet Union (1955-1980).svg
IOC code URS
NOC Soviet Olympic Committee
in Grenoble
Competitors 74 (53 men, 21 women)[1] in 8 sports
Flag bearer Viktor Mamatov (biathlon)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
5 5 3 13
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Estonia (1920–1936, 1992–)
 Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
 Lithuania (1924–1928, 1992–)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Armenia (1994–)
 Belarus (1994–)
 Georgia (1994–)
 Kazakhstan (1994–)
 Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
 Moldova (1994–)
 Russia (1994–)
 Ukraine (1994–)
 Uzbekistan (1994–)
 Azerbaijan (1996–)
 Tajikistan (1996–)
 Turkmenistan (1996–)

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Tikhonov, AleksandrAleksandr Tikhonov
Puzanov, NikolayNikolay Puzanov
Mamatov, ViktorViktor Mamatov
Gundartsev, VladimirVladimir Gundartsev
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Gold Belousova, LiudmilaLiudmila Belousova
Protopopov, OlegOleg Protopopov
Figure skating Pairs
 Gold Soviet Union men's national ice hockey team
Viktor Konovalenko   Oleg Zajcev   Venjamin Alexandrov
Viktor Zinger   Igor Romiševskij   Jurij Mojsejev
Viktor Blinov   Anatolij Firsov   Jevgeij Mišakov
Vitalij Davidov   Vjačeslav Staršinov   Jevgenij Zimin
Viktor Kuzkin   Viktor Populanov   Anatolij Ionov
Alexandr Ragulin   Vladimir Vikulov   Boris Majorov
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Gold Belousov, VladimirVladimir Belousov Ski jumping Men's large hill
 Gold Titova, LyudmilaLyudmila Titova Speed skating Women's 500 m
 Silver Tikhonov, AleksandrAleksandr Tikhonov Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Silver Vedenin, VyacheslavVyacheslav Vedenin Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Silver Kulakova, GalinaGalina Kulakova Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Silver Zhuk, TatianaTatiana Zhuk
Gorelik, AlexanderAlexander Gorelik
Figure skating Pairs
 Silver Titova, LyudmilaLyudmila Titova Speed skating Women's 1000 m
 Bronze Gundartsev, VladimirVladimir Gundartsev Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Bronze Kolchina, AlevtinaAlevtina Kolchina Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Bronze Kolchina, AlevtinaAlevtina Kolchina
Achkina, RitaRita Achkina
Kulakova, GalinaGalina Kulakova
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vasily Melnikov Downhill DSQ
Andrey Belokrinkin 2:10.98 49
Viktor Belyakov 2:09.32 40
Andrey Belokrinkin Giant Slalom 1:56.47 59 1:56.36 46 3:52.83 52
Viktor Belyakov 1:52.72 54 1:53.55 39 3:49.27 46
Vasily Melnikov 1:52.42 42 1:56.55 47 3:48.97 45
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Viktor Belyakov 58.05 4 55:56 2 Did not advance
Andrey Belokrinkin 57.46 2 QF 1:08.96 45 58.90 29 2:07.86 31
Vasily Melnikov 54.32 2 QF 54.94 38 59.48 30 1:54.42 26
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Galina Sidorova Downhill 1:51.74 35
Alfina Sukhanova 1:48.74 29
Nina Merkulova 1:48.04 27
Irina Turundayevskaya Giant Slalom DSQ
Nina Merkulova 2:12.71 40
Galina Sidorova 2:12.01 39
Alfina Sukhanova 2:06.48 34
Nina Merkulova Slalom n/a ? DSQ DSQ
Galina Sidorova 49.63 30 53.26 24 1:42.89 26
Alfina Sukhanova 49.57 29 52.01 20 1:41.58 25
Irina Turundayevskaya 46.60 25 51.66 19 1:38.26 19

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Viktor Mamatov 1'19:20.8 1 1'20:20.8 7
Nikolay Puzanov 1'17:14.5 3 1'20:14.5 6
Vladimir Gundartsev 1'16:27.4 2 1'18:27.4 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Aleksandr Tikhonov 1'12:40.4 2 1'14:40.4 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Aleksandr Tikhonov
Nikolay Puzanov
Viktor Mamatov
Vladimir Gundartsev
2 2'13:02.4 1st, gold medalist(s)
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Fyodor Simashov 51:05.3 26
Vladimir Voronkov 50:40.7 22
Anatoly Akentyev 50:19.9 16
Valery Tarakanov 49:04.4 9
30 km Valery Tarakanov 1'39:25.0 17
Vyacheslav Vedenin 1'38:36.1 14
Anatoly Akentyev 1'37:52.4 10
Vladimir Voronkov 1'37:10.8 4
50 km Igor Voronchikhin 2'40:48.2 31
Anatoly Akentyev 2'34:54.5 20
Vladimir Voronkov 2'33:07.3 16
Vyacheslav Vedenin 2'29:02.5 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Vladimir Voronkov
Anatoly Akentyev
Valery Tarakanov
Vyacheslav Vedenin
2'10:57.2 4
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Alevtina Olyunina-Smirnova 17:43.2 20
Rita Achkina 16:55.1 6
Alevtina Kolchina 16:51.6 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Galina Kulakova 16:48.4 2nd, silver medalist(s)
10 km Faadiya Salimzhanova 39:17.9 13
Alevtina Olyunina-Smirnova 39:10.3 11
Alevtina Kolchina 38:52.9 7
Galina Kulakova 38:26.7 6
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Alevtina Kolchina
Rita Achkina
Galina Kulakova
58:13.6 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Sergei Volkov 16 17 1632.0 158 18
Sergei Chetverukhin 11 11 1737.0 93 9
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Galina Grzhibovskaya 25 11 1628.5 144 16
Elena Shcheglova 13 10 1670.4 110 12
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Tamara Moskvina
Alexei Mishin
6 5 300.3 44 5
Tatiana Zhuk
Alexander Gorelik
2 2 312.3 17 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Liudmila Belousova
Oleg Protopopov
1 1 315.2 10 1st, gold medalist(s)

Ice hockey[edit]

Medal round[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 6 1 0 48 10 12
2  Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 33 17 11
3  Canada 7 5 2 0 28 15 10
4  Sweden 7 4 2 1 23 18 9
5  Finland 7 3 3 1 17 23 7
6  United States 7 2 4 1 23 28 5
7  West Germany 7 1 6 0 13 39 2
8  East Germany 7 0 7 0 13 48 0

Soviet Union USSR – Finland Finland 8:0 (3:0, 2:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Staršinov 2, Mišakov 2, Zimin 2, Firsov, Populanov.
Referees: Bucala, Kořínek (TCH)

Soviet Union USSR – East Germany East Germany 9:0 (4:0, 2:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Firsov 3, Vikulov 2, Mišakov, Staršinov, Alexandrov, Zajcev.
Referees: Wycisk (POL), Johannessen (NOR)

Soviet Union USSR – United States USA 10:2 (6:0, 4:2, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Firsov 3, Blinov 2, Populanov 2, Kuzkin, Staršinov, Mojsejev – Ross, Morrison.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Kubinec (CAN)

Soviet Union USSR – Germany West Germany 9:1 (4:1, 4:0, 1:0)
Goalscorers: Populanov 2, Alexandrov 2, Ionov, Staršinov, Majorov, Mojsejev, Firsov – Funk.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Valentin (AUT)

Soviet Union USSR – Sweden Sweden 3:2 (1:1, 0:0, 2:1)
Goalscorers: Firsov 2, Blinov – Öberg, Svedberg.
Referees: Kubinec (CAN), Kořínek (TCH)

Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia – Soviet Union USSR 5:4 (3:1, 1:1, 1:2)
Goalscorers: Ševčík, Hejma, Havel, Golonka, Jiřík – Majorov 2, Blinov, Populanov.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Dahlberg (SWE)

Soviet Union USSR – Canada Canada 5:0 (1:0, 1:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Firsov 2, Mišakov, Staršinov, Zimin.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Dahlberg (SWE)

Leading scorers/awards[edit]

Rk Team GP G A Pts
1st Soviet Union Anatoli Firsov 7 12 4 16
2nd Soviet Union Viktor Polupanov 7 6 6 12
2nd Soviet Union Viacheslav Starsinov 7 6 6 12
4th Soviet Union Vladimir Vikulov 7 2 10 12

IIHF Awards:

Best Forward Soviet Union Anatolij Firsov

Contestants[edit]

1st, gold medalist(s) USSR
Goaltenders: Viktor Konovalenko, Viktor Zinger.
Defence: Viktor Blinov, Vitalij Davidov, Viktor Kuzkin, Alexandr Ragulin, Oleg Zajcev, Igor Romiševskij.
Forwards: Anatolij Firsov, Vjačeslav Staršinov, Viktor Populanov, Vladimir Vikulov, Venjamin Alexandrov, Jurij Mojsejev, Jevgenij Mišakov, Jevgenij Zimin, Anatolij Ionov, Boris Majorov.
Coaches: Arkadij Černyšev, Anatolij Tarasov.

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Mikhail Artyukhov Individual 66.0 69.0 192.4 26 51:32.4 199.50 20 391.90 19
Tõnu Haljand 68.5 70.0 202.8 17 50:40.5 209.88 12 412.68 12
Robert Makara 72.5 74.0 222.8 5 51:09.3 204.12 17 426.92 7
Vyacheslav Dryagin 71.5 74.5 222.8 5 51:22.0 201.58 19 424.38 8

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Vladimir Smirnov Normal hill 69.5 89.5 70.0 (fall) 58.8 148.3 55
Vladimir Belousov 73.5 102.9 73.0 104.6 207.5 8
Gary Napalkov 75.0 104.3 73.0 101.1 205.4 14
Anatoly Zheglanov 79.5 110.0 74.5 101.5 211.5 6
Vladimir Smirnov Large hill 88.0 89.1 83.5 80.8 169.9 41
Gary Napalkov 96.5 107.0 90.5 96.1 203.1 11
Anatoly Zheglanov 99.0 108.5 92.0 97.2 205.7 8
Vladimir Belousov 101.5 118.0 98.5 113.3 231.3 1st, gold medalist(s)

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Valery Kaplan 41.6 21
Valery Muratov 41.4 18
Anatoly Lepeshkin 41.0 11
Yevgeny Grishin 40.6 4
1500 m Valery Kaplan 2:07.2 12
Ants Antson 2:07.2 12
Aleksandr Kerchenko 2:07.1 11
Eduard Matusevich 2:06.1 8
5000 m Anatoly Mashkov 7:41.9 14
Stanislav Selyanin 7:38.5 11
Valery Lavrushkin 7:37.9 10
10000 m Anatoly Mashkov 16:22.1 16
Stanislav Selyanin 15:56.4 10
Valery Lavrushkin 15:54.8 9
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Tatyana Sidorova 46.9 9
Irina Yegorova 46.9 9
Lyudmila Titova 46.1 1st, gold medalist(s)
1000 m Lāsma Kauniste 1:35.3 11
Irina Yegorova 1:34.4 5
Lyudmila Titova 1:32.9 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1500 m Lidiya Skoblikova 2:27.6 11
Lyudmila Titova 2:26.8 7
Lāsma Kauniste 2:25.4 5
3000 m Lāsma Kauniste 5:16.0 12
Anna Sablina 5:12.5 8
Lidiya Skoblikova 5:08.0 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The USSR and Olympism" (PDF). Olympic Review. International Olympic Committee (84): 530–557. October 1974. Retrieved 2008-03-28.