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Aleksandr Safronov

Full name: Aleksandr Aleksanrovich Safronov
Original name: Александр Александрович Сафронов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Born: November 12, 1952
Died: June 1989
Affiliations: Trud Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Aleksandr Safronov, from Leningrad (St. Petersburg), broke the 1,000 m World Record in early April 1974. The following year, he won the World Sprint Championships, thanks to two wins in the 1,000. He therefore was among the favorites for the first Olympic 1,000 m in 1976, but suffered from the poor ice conditions and placed only fourth, 0.27 seconds behind his compatriot [Valeri Muratov] in bronze position. It was his last major international appearance. Safronov twice placed second in the Soviet Sprint Championships, while winning the 1,500 m title in 1977.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 37.42 (1975); 1000 – 1:15.01 (1976); 1500 – 1:56.62 (1977); 5000 – 7:54.22 (1973).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 4

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Soviet Union Final Standings 4 1:20.84 17.37 48.00
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