Anatoly Alyabyev

Anatoly Nikolayevich Alyabyev (Russian: Анато́лий Никола́евич Аля́бьев; born 12 December 1951) is a former Soviet biathlete.

Anatoly Alyabyev
Personal information
Full nameAnatoly Nikolayevich Alyabyev
Born (1951-12-12) 12 December 1951 (age 68)
Velsky District,
Arkhangelsk Oblast,
RSFSR, Soviet Union
Professional information
ClubSKA St. Petersburg
Olympic Games
Teams1 (1980)
Medals3 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams2 (1981, 1982)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons5 (1977/78–1981/82)
Individual victories2
Individual podiums5

Life and careerEdit

Alyabyev was born in the village of Danilkovo, Velsky District, Arkhangelsk Oblast. He initially trained at Children and Youth Sport School of Spartak in Vologda, but competed as a senior while training at the Armed Forces sports society in Leningrad. At the 1980 Olympics he was, together with Frank Ullrich the dominant biathlete taking gold medals in the 20 km and on the relay and bronze in the 10 km. Alyabyev best season came in 1980–1981, when he became second overall.

Alyabyev was awarded Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1980). He graduated from Lesgaft Military Institute of Physical Culture in 1981 and defended a dissertation for the Candidate of Pedagogical Science degree in 1997.

Biathlon resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

3 medals (2 gold, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
  1980 Lake Placid Gold Bronze Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

2 medals (2 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
  1981 Lahti 6th 7th Bronze
  1982 Minsk 10th Bronze
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

Individual victoriesEdit

2 victories (1 In, 1 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 victory
(1 In)
30 March 1979   Sodankylä 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 Sp)
24 January 1981   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.


  1. ^ "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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