Full name: Oleg Felevich Bozhev
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Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: August 25, 1961 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: Soviet Union
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
The winter of 1984 was very successful one for Oleg Bozev. Bozhev made his international dÃ©but at the 1984 Olympics, where he won bronze in the 1,500 and was fifth at 5,000 m. He then competed at the World All-around Championships, which he surprisingly won, although he won only the 1,500 m distance. Next at the Soviet Championships he won his only two Soviet titles, in all-around and 1,500 m. Bozhev ended the 1984 season with a 1,500 m World Record of 1:53.26, which he posted at the end of March in Medeo. In 1985, Bozhev won bronze at the European All-around Championships, and silver at the World All-around Championships, where he again won the 1,500 m and was fifth at the World Sprint Championships. In 1986 Bozhev won both the 500 m and 1,500 m at the World All-around Championships, but had to settle for a silver again in the all-around. Bozhev won his last international medal at the 1987 World All-around Championships, with a silver, although he continued to skate for a few more seasons, but with less success. Bozhev later worked as the head coach of the Russian national speed skating team.
Personal Bests: 500 â 36.88 (1985); 1000 â 1:14.31 (1985); 1500 â 1:53.26 (1984); 5000 â 6:56.73 (1987); 10000 - 14:26.11 (1987).
|1984 Winter||22||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||Men's 1,500 metres||Soviet Union||URS||3||Bronze|
|1984 Winter||22||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||Men's 5,000 metres||Soviet Union||URS||5|
|1984 Winter||22||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||Soviet Union||Final Standings||3||1:58.89||25.05||54.68||1:25.81|
|1984 Winter||22||Sarajevo||Speed Skating||Soviet Union||Final Standings||5||7:17.96||19.01||51.93||1:25.64||1:59.49||2:33.42||3:07.83||3:42.67||4:17.82||4:53.36||5:28.96||6:04.82||6:41.09|