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Vladimir Gundartsev

Full name: Vladimir Ilyich Gundartsev
Original name: Владимир Ильич Гундарцев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: December 13, 1944 in Satka, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Died: November 25, 2014 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)


Vladimir Gundratsev made his international début at the 1966 World Championships, where he won a bronze medal in the 20 km and was fourth as a member of the Soviet relay team. Gundratsev missed the 1967 World Championships, but was selected to the 1968 Olympic team. At the Olympic Games, Gundratsev first won a bronze medal in the 20 km and then skied one of the best legs in the relay, helping the Soviets win a gold medal. At the 1969 World Championships Gundratsev won a gold medal as a member of Soviet relay team, which was also his last international appearance. Domestically Gundratsev never won an individual Soviet title, but won two titles in the relay, in 1966 and 1967. After finishing his competitive career Gundratsev worked as a biathlon coach with Dynamo Moskva from 1974-89 and from 1989-95 was the head coach of the Soviet and later Russian national biathlon team.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble 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
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Biathlon Soviet Union Final Standings 3 1-18:27.4 2 1-16:27.4 5 0 14:50 1 0 34:09 2 1 49:29 3 1 1-10:18 3

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ET ER
1968 Winter 23 Grenoble Biathlon Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 32:33.1 0 2-13:02.4 1
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