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Valery Muratov

Full name: Valery Alekseyevich Muratov
Original name: Валерий Алексеевич Муратов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: May 1, 1946 in Kolomna, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Kolomna, Kolomna (RUS) / SKA Kolomna, Kolomna (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Valery Muratov was the first prominent male Soviet sprinter after the great Yevgeny Grishin. As a true sprinter Muratov never competed at the World or European All-around Championships but won the World Sprint Championships in 1970 and 1973, while placing second in 1972 and third in 1975. Muratov never captured an Olympic title, but he won a bronze medal in 1972 and both silver and bronze at the 1976 Olympic Games. Muratov also set seven World records, four at 500 m, two in the 1000 m and one in the sprint all-around. He set all his records on his home track at Medeo, the first four records in January 1970 and the latter three in March 1975. Muratov also won six Soviet sprint titles. After finishing his sporting career, Muratov worked as a coach with the Soviet Union and later Russian national speed skating teams.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.22 (1975); 1000 – 1:15.81 (1978); 1500 – 1:59.9 (1978); 5000 – 8:22.8 (1969); 10000 – 17:47.6 (1979).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Soviet Union URS 18
1972 Winter 25 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1972 Winter 25 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Soviet Union URS 21
1976 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1976 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 18 41.4
1972 Winter 25 Sapporo Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 3 39.80 9.87
1976 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 2 39.25 9.96

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1976 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 3 1:20.57 17.31 47.02

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1972 Winter 25 Sapporo Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 21 2:11.83 26.44 58.37 1:33.00
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