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Nikolay Kolomenkin

Full name: Nikolay Aleksandrovich Kolomenkin
Original name: Николай Александрович Коломенкин
Other name(s): Nikolay Panin, Николай Панин
Gender: Male
Born: January 13, 1874 in Khrenovoye, Voronezh, Russia
Died: January 19, 1956 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Figure Skating, Shooting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As a youth Nikolay Kolomenkin did rowing, cycling, athletics and gymnastics and was introduced to figure skating after 1893, when he enrolled at St. Petersburg University (now St. Petersburg State University). Kolomenkin was fascinated by this new sport and soon became the top Russian figure skater at the turn of 20th century. But for fear of fellow student’s mocking him, Kolomenkin competed in figure skating under the pseudonym Nikolay Panin and used this name throughout his competitive figure skating career.

In 1908 Kolomenkin became the first Russian Olympic winner when he won the special figures event at the London Olympics. Kolomenkin also won silver at the 1903 World Championships in singles, another silver at the 1908 European Championships, and bronze at the 1904 European Championships. He also won the Russian singles title from 1901-05 and 1907. While studying at university, Kolomenkin was an all-around athlete, competing in cycling, rowing, athletics, swimming, skiing and played football and hockey.

After graduating university with a mathematics degree in 1898, Kolomenkin became a competent sports shooter, winning 23 Russian titles in pistol shooting (1906-17). He also competed at the 1912 Olympics as a shooter, finishing eighth in individual free pistol and fourth in team pistol. After winning his Olympic title, Kolomenkin retired from competitive figure skating and worked as a figure skating coach. From 1915-17 Kolomenkin was general secretary of the Russian Olympic Committee and from 1919-30 worked in various financial positions with the Petrograd (later Leningrad) province and oblast governments. From 1933 until his death, Kolomenkin worked as head of the figure skating department at the Lesgaft State Institute of Physical Culture (now Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Men's Singles Russia RUS AC
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Men's Special Figures Russia RUS 1 Gold
1912 Summer 38 Stockholm Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres Russia RUS 8
1912 Summer 38 Stockholm Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team Russia RUS 4

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TO TP O
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Compulsory Figures 2 3×2+ 12.0 1,147.5
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Compulsory Figures Judge #1 2 215.0 2.0
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Compulsory Figures Judge #2 4 232.5 4.0
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Compulsory Figures Judge #3 4 232.0 4.0
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Compulsory Figures Judge #4 1 235.0 1.0
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Compulsory Figures Judge #5 1 233.0 1.0

Men's Special Figures

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TO TP O
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Final Standings 1 5×1+ 5.0 219.0
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Final Standings Judge #1 1 44.0 1.0
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Final Standings Judge #2 1 44.0 1.0
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Final Standings Judge #3 1 44.0 1.0
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Final Standings Judge #4 1 42.0 1.0
1908 Summer 34 London Figure Skating Russia Final Standings Judge #5 1 45.0 1.0

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1912 Summer 38 Stockholm Shooting Russia RUS Final Standings 457

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1912 Summer 38 Stockholm Shooting Russia RUS Final Standings 4 1,801 469
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