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Rinnat Safin

Full name: Rinnat Ibragimovich Safin
Original name: Риннат Ибрагимович Сафин
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: August 29, 1940 in Bolshiye Yaki, Respublika Tatarstan, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Rinnat Safin made his international début at the 1967 World Championships, where he won silver as a member of the Soviet relay team and was fourth in the 20 km. Safin was not selected to the Soviet 1968 Olympic team, but competed at the 1969 World Championships, where he won a silver at 20 km and a World title in the relay. He would won three more World titles in the relay in 1970, 1971 and 1973, while his best individual place in those championships would be fifth in 1971. Safin also competed at the 1972 Olympic Games, where he was disappointing 19th in the individual 20 km and won gold as a member of the Soviet relay team. Domestically Safin won Soviet titles in the individual 20 km in 1971 and in the relay in 1967 and 1970-72.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Soviet Union URS 19
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Biathlon Soviet Union Final Standings 19 1-22:22.59 7 1-15:22.59 9 3 20:26.82 44 2 39:08.35 33 1 55:58.49 27 1 1-13:59.28 21

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES ET ER
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Biathlon Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 26:48.52 0 1 0 1 0 0 55:43.00 1