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Aleksey Kuznetsov

Full name: Aleksey Ivanovich Kuznetsov
Original name: Алексей Иванович Кузнецов
Gender: Male
Born: August 15, 1929 in Vashurikha, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: 2003
Affiliations: Urozhay Gorky Oblast
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Aleksey Kuznetsov took up skiing when he was 16-years-old, but rose to prominence after he joined the Soviet Army in 1951. In 1954, Kuznetsov was selected to the first Soviet World Championships team and won a silver as a member of Soviet 4x10 km relay team. Kuznetsov missed the 1956 Winter Olympics and 1958 World Championships, but got his chance at the next Winter Olympics, because many of the top Soviet skiers became ill while traveling to the United States. He was eighth in the 30 km, fifteenth in the 50 km, and won a bronze as a member of Soviet relay team. Kuznetsov’s last international appearance was at the 1962 World Championships, where he won a bronze as a member of Soviet relay team. Domestically Kuznetsov won two Soviet titles, one at 50 km in 1960 and one at 15 km in 1961. After finishing his competitive career Kuznetsov worked for a long time as a cross-country skiing coach with Urozhay Gorky Oblast (now Nizhny Novgorod Oblast).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Soviet Union URS 8
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Soviet Union URS 15
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 8 1-54:23.9 37:41 9 1-15:59 7

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 15 3-11:47.0 35:28 14 1-30:56 12 2-08:23 13

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1960 Winter 30 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3 35:11.0 1-46:50.0 3