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Nikolay Kirov

Full name: Nikolay Ivanovich Kirov
Original name: Николай Иванович Киров
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 22, 1957 in Streshin, Homel, Belarus
Affiliations: Lokomotiv Homel, Homel (BLR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Belarusian Nikolay Kirov was the leading Soviet male middle-distance runner in the early 1980s. Kirov won an 800 bronze at the 1980 Olympics and 800 silver at the 1982 European Championships, also winning a 1,500 silver at the 1981 European Cup. He set one world record during his career, with the Soviet 4x800 relay team that clocked 7:08.1 in 1978. Kirov won five Soviet titles – 800 in 1978; 1,500 in 1982-83; and 4x800 relay in 1979 and 1981. He later became an athletics coach.

Personal Best\: 800 – 1:45.11 (1981).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Men's 800 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final 3 1:46.0 1:45.94 1
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:46.6 1:46.53
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 2 QU 1:47.5 1:47.47 3
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