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Nikolay Anikin

Full name: Nikolay Petrovich Anikin
Original name: Николай Петрович Аникин
Gender: Male
Born: January 25, 1932 in Ishim, Tyumen, Russia
Died: November 14, 2009 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Burevestnik Moskva, Moskva (RUS) / Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Besides his three Olympic medals, Nikolay Anikin won a silver at the 1958 World Championships in Lahti in the 4x10 km relay race. His only Soviet Championship came in 1957, also in the relay. After his sporting days Anikin worked as a ski coach, coaching the 1964 and 1968 Soviet Olympic teams. After being a head coach of the Soviet cross-country skiing junior team for many years, he was a head coach of the Soviet senior team from 1982-84. From 1989-92 he worked as a consultant with the United States cross-country ski team. He and his wife, Antonina, moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1994 to help start the emerging Gitchi Gummi Sport Association, where they taught a new generation of American Nordic skiers.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 7
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 10
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Soviet Union URS 13
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 7 50:58 15:06 5 36:07 6
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 10 52:55.0 17:11 8 36:10 10

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 3 1-52:28.2 36:35 4 1-14:14 3

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 13 3-10:13.9 34:20 5 1-29:56 8 2-07:50 11

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 34:23 1-40:53 1
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3 34:31.6 2-21:21.6 3