Full name: Nikolay Ivanovich Kirov
Original name: ÐÐ¸ÐºÐ¾Ð»Ð°Ð¹ ÐÐ²Ð°Ð½Ð¾Ð²Ð¸Ñ ÐÐ¸ÑÐ¾Ð²
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 22, 1957 in Streshin, Homel, Belarus
Affiliations: Lokomotiv Homel, Homel (BLR)
Country: Soviet Union
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Belarusian Nikolay Kirov was the leading Soviet male middle-distance runner in the early 1980s. Kirov won an 800 bronze at the 1980 Olympics and 800 silver at the 1982 European Championships, also winning a 1,500 silver at the 1981 European Cup. He set one world record during his career, with the Soviet 4x800 relay team that clocked 7:08.1 in 1978. Kirov won five Soviet titles â 800 in 1978; 1,500 in 1982-83; and 4x800 relay in 1979 and 1981. He later became an athletics coach.
Personal Best\: 800 â 1:45.11 (1981).
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Soviet Union||URS||3||Bronze|
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final||3||1:46.0||1:45.94||1|
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1||QU||1:46.6||1:46.53|
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||1:47.5||1:47.47||3|