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Oleksandr Batiuk

Full name: Oleksandr Mykhailovych Batiuk
Original name: Олександр Михайлович Батюк
Other name(s): Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Batyuk, Александр Михайлович Батюк
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: January 14, 1960 in Chernihiv, Chernihiv, Ukraine
Affiliations: Dynamo Chernihiv, Chernihiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Father of Oleksandr Batiuk.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Aleksandr Batyuk made his international début at the 1980 European Junior Championships, where he won gold in the relay and bronze in the 15 km. Batyuk won all his next international championships medals in the relay, including a gold at the 1982 World Championships, and a silver at the 1987 World Championships. He also was fourth and fifth in the 50 km and 15 km, respectively, at the 1982 World Championships and also took part of the 1987 World Championships, where he was eighth in the 15 km. Batyuk made his last international appearance at the 1988 Olympics, where he placed 15th in the 15 km. Domestically Batyuk won one individual Soviet title in the 15 km in 1985 and one relay title in 1983. After his sporting career Batyuk worked as a cross-country skiing coach in his native Ukraine, later becoming the head coach of the Ukrainian national cross-country team. His son Oleksandr Batiuk also became a cross-country skier, who later switched to biathlon, but competed at the 2006 Olympics in cross-country skiing representing Ukraine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 10
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Soviet Union URS 16
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 15

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 10 42:42.2 18:17.5 6 30:55.7 12
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 15 43:08.7 13:31.0 14 29:22.2 12

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 16 2-23:17.0 23:25.8 20 57:22.2 21 1-35:03.6 20 2-10:00.5 16

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 28:57.6 28:57.6 2
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