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Vladimir Osokin

Full name: Vladimir Yuryevich Osokin
Original name: Владимир Юрьевич Осокин
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: January 8, 1954 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Lokomotiv St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Vladimir Osokin rode in the colors of Lokomotiv Leningrad. He first competed internationally for the USSR at the 1973 World Championships, riding on the team pursuit squad that placed sixth. In addition to his two Olympic appearances, and the gold and silver Olympic medals, Osokin won five silver medals at the World Track Championships, all in either the team or individual pursuit. He was second in the individual pursuit in 1975 at the Worlds, and won team silvers in 1975, 1978, 1979, and 1980. Osokin twice rode the Peace Race, in 1975 when he finished 12th, and placing second in 1977. At the Soviet Championships Osokin won the individual pursuit in 1972-73 and 1976, and the team pursuit in 1974, 1976, and 1978. He graduated from the Kirov Leningrad Institute of Textile and Light Industry (now St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design) with an engineering degree.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 4
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 5
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union Final Round Match 3/4 2 4:57.34
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 2 4:45.67
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 4:48.27
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 4:45.10
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union Qualifying Round Heat Thirteen 1 QU 4:48.31
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Cycling Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 4:38.17

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 2 4:27.15
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 4:20.95
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 4:21.31
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Cycling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 4:15.70
1980 Summer 26 Moskva Cycling Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:26.52