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Ivan Garanin

Full name: Ivan Ivanovich Garanin
Original name: Иван Иванович Гаранин
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: August 1, 1945 in Sokolovka, Kostanay, Kazakhstan
Affiliations: VSS Yenbek Rudny
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Ivan Garanin made his international début at the 1972 Olympic Games where he was 17th in the 50 km. At the 1974 World Championships he won silver in the relay and was fourth at 50 km He won a bronze at the 1976 Olympic Games in both 30 km and the relay and was fourth at both 15 km and 50 km. In 1977 Garanin also became the first Soviet skier to win the Vasaloppet. Domestically he won seven Soviet titles – 1975 in the 30 km, 1971 and 1975 at 50 km, and in 1972, 1975 and 1977 over 70 km. After his sporting career Garanin worked as a children’s coach in his native Kazakhstan.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Soviet Union URS 17
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 4
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Soviet Union URS 4
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck 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
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 4 44:41.98 21:37.52 4 32:45.84 4

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 3 1-31:09.29 31:33.12 6 1-02:22.51 3

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 17 2-50:00.78 49:04.97 14 1-21:19.96 17 2-14:54.39 19
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 4 2-40:38.94 46:16.40 7 1-18:15.31 8 2-07:56.60 7

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3 30:41.67 2-10:51.46 3
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