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Gennady Vaganov

Full name: Gennady Viktorovich Vaganov
Original name: Геннадий Викторович Ваганов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: November 25, 1936 in Duvan, Respublika Bashkortostan, Russia
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Gennady Vaganov traveled to Squaw Valley as the third number of the Soviet team, but when the top Soviet skiers, Vladimir Kuzin and Pavel Kolchin, became ill, he started at the Olympics as the top Soviet skier. Vaganov started in all the cross-country races at the 1960 Winter Olympics and finished among the top skiers in those races, but did not win an individual medal. His only medal at that Olympics came in the relay, a bronze. At the 1962 World Championships he again won a bronze in the relay and also repeated that at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Domestically Vaganov was a Soviet Champion eight times, winning the 15 km in 1960, 1962 and 1964 and the relay in 1960 and 1962-65. In 1961 he also won all five cross-country events at the Soviet Army Championships, a feat still not repeated. After his competitive career ended, Vaganov worked as a cross-country skiing coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 23 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 4T
1960 Winter 23 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Soviet Union URS 4
1960 Winter 23 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Soviet Union URS 7
1960 Winter 23 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Soviet Union URS 14
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Soviet Union URS 19
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1960 Winter 23 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 4T 52:18.0 17:18 =14 35:51 =6
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 14 52:46.8 18:21.7 16 37:20.7 16

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1960 Winter 23 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 4 1-52:49.2 36:30 3 1-14:25 4
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 19 1-35:03.1 30:27.6 18 1-03:34.6 19

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1960 Winter 23 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union Final Standings 7 3-05:27.6 35:07 11 1-29:28 6 2-05:37 5

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1960 Winter 23 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3 34:22.0 1-11:39.0 5
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3 34:42.8 1-09:41.5 1