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Oleg Goncharenko

Full name: Oleg Georgiyevich Goncharenko
Original name: Олег Георгиевич Гончаренко
Gender: Male
Born: August 18, 1931 in Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: December 16, 1986 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In 1953, Oleg Goncharenko was the first Soviet speed skater to become World All-round Champion. He repeated this feat in 1956 and 1958 and was second in 1954 and 1955. He also won the following distance medals at the World Championships: 1,500 m – gold (1955 and 1958) and silver (1953); 5,000 m – gold (1953, 1954 and 1956) and bronze (1958); and 10,000 m – gold (1953 and 1954), silver (1956) and bronze (1955 and 1958). In 1957 and 1958, Goncharenko won the European All-round Championships and was second in 1955. He also won the following distance medals at the European Championships: 1,500 m – gold (1958) and silver 1954; 5,000 m – silver (1954, 1956 and 1957) and bronze (1955 and 1958); and 10,000 m – silver (1957). Domestically Goncharenko won Soviet titles in the all-round in 1956 and 1958 and was Soviet Champion at 5000 m in 1956 and at 10000 m in 1954 and 1956.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.2 (1960); 1500 – 2:11.6 (1960); 5000 – 7:57.5 (1956); 10000 – 16:36.4 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze OR
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Soviet Union URS 6

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 3 7:57.5 21.7 1:00.0 1:37.5 2:14.4 2:51.6 3:29.4 4:06.7 4:44.2 5:22.3 6:00.5 6:39.0 7:18.0
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 6 8:06.6 21 59 1:37 2:16 2:54 3:32 4:11 4:50 5:29 6:08 6:47 7:27

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 3 OR 16:42.3 42.7 1:22.8 2:02.7 2:42.6 3:21.9 4:01.6 4:41.6 5:21.3 6:00.7 6:40.3 7:20.3 7:59.9 8:39.2 9:18.6 9:58.3 10:38.1 11:17.5 11:57.2 12:37.2 13:17.4 13:57.6 14:38.2 15:19.8 16:01.1