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Nikolay Kruglov

Full name: Nikolay Konstantinovich Kruglov
Original name: Николай Константинович Круглов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Born: January 31, 1950 in Krasny Mys, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Affiliations: SKA Nizhny Novgorod,
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Father of Nikolay Kruglov.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)


With two gold medals Nikolay Kruglov was the best biathlete at the 1976 Olympics. He won his first World Championship in 1974, a relay gold, but at the 1975 World Championships he won a full set of medals, gold in 10 km, silver in 20 km and bronze in the relay. In 1976, besides his two Olympic golds, Kruglov also won a bronze in the 10 km at the World Championships, which he would improve to silver at the 1977 World Championships. His last two medals at the World Championships, a gold and bronze, came in the 1977 and 1979 relays. Domestically Kruglov won three Soviet titles, at 10 km in 1974 and in the relay in 1973 and 1975. After his sporting career Kruglov worked as a biathlon coach. His son [Nikolay] is also a biathlete, who won a silver at the 2006 Olympics in the relay and was World champion in the relay four times from 2005-08.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck 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
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Biathlon Soviet Union Final Standings 1 1-14:12.26 2 1-12:12.26 2 1 16:53.50 19 0 33:41.44 3 0 50:21.95 3 1 1-08:30.98 1

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Biathlon Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 29:04.80 0 0 0 1-29:09.03 1
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