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Vitaly Petrakov

Full name: Vitaly Aleksandrovich Petrakov
Original name: Виталий Александрович Петраков
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: December 10, 1954 in Tula, Tula, Russia
Affiliations: VS Tula, Tula (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Vitaly Petrakov was a track racer who specialized in riding the team pursuit as a member of the Soviet Union team. In addition to his Olympic gold (1980) and silver (1976) medals in this event, he won four silver medals in the event at the World Championships, placing second in 1975, 1978-79, and 1981. Petrakov was Soviet champion in the team pursuit in 1976 and 1978-79, and in the six-day pairs race in 1977, and the six-day team race in 1978.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 2 4:27.15
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 4:20.95
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Cycling Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 4:21.31
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Cycling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 4:15.70
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Cycling Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:26.52
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Cycling Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU/OR 4:14.64
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