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Yury Skobov

Full name: Yury Georgiyevich Skobov
Original name: Юрий Георгиевич Скобов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: September 15, 1949 in Omutninsk, Kirov, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Omutninsk/Trud Kirov
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Yury Skobov won both the 10 km and relay at the first European Junior Cross-Country Skiing Championships in 1968 and he also repeated this feat at the next European Junior Championships in 1969. Skobov made his next international appearance at the 1972 Olympics, where he won gold as a member of the Soviet relay team and was fifth in the 15 km and 15th over 30 km. At the 1974 World Championships Skobov won silver as a member of the Soviet relay team and made his last international appearance at the 1976 Olympics, where he was 16th at 15 km. Domestically Skobov won five Soviet titles – two in the 15 km (1972, 1973), one in the 30 km (1972) and two in the relay (1973, 1974). Skobov later worked as a director of the Metallurg Factory in his native Omutninsk.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 5
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Soviet Union URS 15
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 16

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 5 46:04.59 15:05.83 7 31:21.87 2
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 16 46:16.27 22:19.19 14 34:01.40 16

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 15 1-40:18.70 31:04.98 12 1-07:42.47 13

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 30:55.42 1-02:07.94 1