Soviet Union at the 1968 Winter Olympics

The Soviet Union (USSR) competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Soviet Union at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
IOC codeURS
NOCSoviet Olympic Committee
in Grenoble
Competitors74 (53 men, 21 women)[1] in 8 sports
Flag bearerViktor Mamatov (biathlon)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
5
Silver
5
Bronze
3
Total
13
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Latvia (1924–1936, 1992–)
 Estonia (1928–1936, 1992–)
 Lithuania (1928, 1992–)
 Unified Team (1992)
 Armenia (1994–)
 Belarus (1994–)
 Georgia (1994–)
 Kazakhstan (1994–)
 Kyrgyzstan (1994–)
 Moldova (1994–)
 Russia (1994–2014)
 Ukraine (1994–)
 Uzbekistan (1994–)
 Azerbaijan (1998–)
 Tajikistan (2002–)
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (2018)
 ROC (2022)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Aleksandr Tikhonov
Nikolay Puzanov
Viktor Mamatov
Vladimir Gundartsev
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
  Gold Liudmila Belousova
Oleg Protopopov
Figure skating Pairs
  Gold Soviet Union men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition
  Gold Vladimir Belousov Ski jumping Men's large hill
  Gold Lyudmila Titova Speed skating Women's 500 m
  Silver Aleksandr Tikhonov Biathlon Men's 20 km
  Silver Vyacheslav Vedenin Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
  Silver Galina Kulakova Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
  Silver Tatiana Zhuk
Alexander Gorelik
Figure skating Pairs
  Silver Lyudmila Titova Speed skating Women's 1000 m
  Bronze Vladimir Gundartsev Biathlon Men's 20 km
  Bronze Alevtina Kolchina Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
  Bronze Alevtina Kolchina
Rita Achkina
Galina Kulakova
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vasily Melnikov Downhill DSQ
Andrey Belokrinkin 2:10.98 49
Viktor Belyakov 2:09.32 40
Andrey Belokrinkin Giant Slalom 1:56.47 59 1:56.36 46 3:52.83 52
Viktor Belyakov 1:52.72 54 1:53.55 39 3:49.27 46
Vasily Melnikov 1:52.42 42 1:56.55 47 3:48.97 45
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Viktor Belyakov 58.05 4 55:56 2 Did not advance
Andrey Belokrinkin 57.46 2 QF 1:08.96 45 58.90 29 2:07.86 31
Vasily Melnikov 54.32 2 QF 54.94 38 59.48 30 1:54.42 26
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Galina Sidorova Downhill 1:51.74 35
Alfina Sukhanova 1:48.74 29
Nina Merkulova 1:48.04 27
Irina Turundayevskaya Giant Slalom DSQ
Nina Merkulova 2:12.71 40
Galina Sidorova 2:12.01 39
Alfina Sukhanova 2:06.48 34
Nina Merkulova Slalom n/a ? DSQ DSQ
Galina Sidorova 49.63 30 53.26 24 1:42.89 26
Alfina Sukhanova 49.57 29 52.01 20 1:41.58 25
Irina Turundayevskaya 46.60 25 51.66 19 1:38.26 19

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Viktor Mamatov 1'19:20.8 1 1'20:20.8 7
Nikolay Puzanov 1'17:14.5 3 1'20:14.5 6
Vladimir Gundartsev 1'16:27.4 2 1'18:27.4  
Aleksandr Tikhonov 1'12:40.4 2 1'14:40.4  
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Aleksandr Tikhonov
Nikolay Puzanov
Viktor Mamatov
Vladimir Gundartsev
2 2'13:02.4  

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Fyodor Simashov 51:05.3 26
Vladimir Voronkov 50:40.7 22
Anatoly Akentyev 50:19.9 16
Valery Tarakanov 49:04.4 9
30 km Valery Tarakanov 1'39:25.0 17
Vyacheslav Vedenin 1'38:36.1 14
Anatoly Akentyev 1'37:52.4 10
Vladimir Voronkov 1'37:10.8 4
50 km Igor Voronchikhin 2'40:48.2 31
Anatoly Akentyev 2'34:54.5 20
Vladimir Voronkov 2'33:07.3 16
Vyacheslav Vedenin 2'29:02.5  
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Vladimir Voronkov
Anatoly Akentyev
Valery Tarakanov
Vyacheslav Vedenin
2'10:57.2 4
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Alevtina Olyunina-Smirnova 17:43.2 20
Rita Achkina 16:55.1 6
Alevtina Kolchina 16:51.6  
Galina Kulakova 16:48.4  
10 km Faadiya Salimzhanova 39:17.9 13
Alevtina Olyunina-Smirnova 39:10.3 11
Alevtina Kolchina 38:52.9 7
Galina Kulakova 38:26.7 6
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Alevtina Kolchina
Rita Achkina
Galina Kulakova
58:13.6  

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Sergei Volkov 16 17 1632.0 158 18
Sergei Chetverukhin 11 11 1737.0 93 9
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Galina Grzhibovskaya 25 11 1628.5 144 16
Elena Shcheglova 13 10 1670.4 110 12
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Tamara Moskvina
Alexei Mishin
6 5 300.3 44 5
Tatiana Zhuk
Alexander Gorelik
2 2 312.3 17  
Liudmila Belousova
Oleg Protopopov
1 1 315.2 10  

Ice hockeyEdit

Medal roundEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   Soviet Union   7 6 1 0 48 10 12
2   Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 33 17 11
3   Canada 7 5 2 0 28 15 10
4   Sweden 7 4 2 1 23 18 9
5   Finland 7 3 3 1 17 23 7
6   United States 7 2 4 1 23 28 5
7   West Germany 7 1 6 0 13 39 2
8   East Germany 7 0 7 0 13 48 0

  USSR –   Finland 8:0 (3:0, 2:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Staršinov 2, Mišakov 2, Zimin 2, Firsov, Polupanov.
Referees: Bucala, Kořínek (TCH)

  USSR –   East Germany 9:0 (4:0, 2:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Firsov 3, Vikulov 2, Mishakov, Starshinov, Alexandrov, Zaytsev.
Referees: Wycisk (POL), Johannessen (NOR)

  USSR –   USA 10:2 (6:0, 4:2, 0:0)
Goalscorers: Firsov 3, Blinov 2, Polupanov 2, Kuzkin, Starshinov, Moiseyev– Ross, Morrison.
Referees: Dahlberg (SWE), Kubinec (CAN)

  USSR –   West Germany 9:1 (4:1, 4:0, 1:0)
Goalscorers: Polupanov 2, Alexandrov 2, Ionov, Starshinov, Majorov, Moiseyev, Firsov – Funk.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Valentin (AUT)

  USSR –   Sweden 3:2 (1:1, 0:0, 2:1)
Goalscorers: Firsov 2, Blinov – Öberg, Svedberg.
Referees: Kubinec (CAN), Kořínek (TCH)

  Czechoslovakia –   USSR 5:4 (3:1, 1:1, 1:2)
Goalscorers: Ševčík, Hejma, Havel, Golonka, Jiřík – Majorov 2, Blinov, Polupanov.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Dahlberg (SWE)

  USSR –   Canada 5:0 (1:0, 1:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Firsov 2, Mishakov, Starshinov, Zimin.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Dahlberg (SWE)

RosterEdit

  USSR
Goaltenders: Viktor Konovalenko, Viktor Zinger.
Defence: Viktor Blinov, Vitalij Davidov, Viktor Kuzkin, Alexandr Ragulin, Oleg Zaytsev, Igor Romiševskij.
Forwards: Anatolij Firsov, Vyacheslav Starshinov, Viktor Polupanov, Vladimir Vikulov, Venjamin Alexandrov, Yury Moiseyev, Yevgeni Mishakov, Yevgeni Zimin, Anatoly Ionov, Boris Majorov.
Coaches: Arkadij Černyšev, Anatolij Tarasov.

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Mikhail Artyukhov Individual 66.0 69.0 192.4 26 51:32.4 199.50 20 391.90 19
Tõnu Haljand 68.5 70.0 202.8 17 50:40.5 209.88 12 412.68 12
Robert Makara 72.5 74.0 222.8 5 51:09.3 204.12 17 426.92 7
Vyacheslav Dryagin 71.5 74.5 222.8 5 51:22.0 201.58 19 424.38 8

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Vladimir Smirnov Normal hill 69.5 89.5 70.0 (fall) 58.8 148.3 55
Vladimir Belousov 73.5 102.9 73.0 104.6 207.5 8
Gary Napalkov 75.0 104.3 73.0 101.1 205.4 14
Anatoly Zheglanov 79.5 110.0 74.5 101.5 211.5 6
Vladimir Smirnov Large hill 88.0 89.1 83.5 80.8 169.9 41
Gary Napalkov 96.5 107.0 90.5 96.1 203.1 11
Anatoly Zheglanov 99.0 108.5 92.0 97.2 205.7 8
Vladimir Belousov 101.5 118.0 98.5 113.3 231.3  

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Valery Kaplan 41.6 21
Valery Muratov 41.4 18
Anatoly Lepeshkin 41.0 11
Yevgeny Grishin 40.6 4
1500 m Valery Kaplan 2:07.2 12
Ants Antson 2:07.2 12
Aleksandr Kerchenko 2:07.1 11
Eduard Matusevich 2:06.1 8
5000 m Anatoly Mashkov 7:41.9 14
Stanislav Selyanin 7:38.5 11
Valery Lavrushkin 7:37.9 10
10000 m Anatoly Mashkov 16:22.1 16
Stanislav Selyanin 15:56.4 10
Valery Lavrushkin 15:54.8 9
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Tatyana Sidorova 46.9 9
Irina Yegorova 46.9 9
Lyudmila Titova 46.1  
1000 m Lāsma Kauniste 1:35.3 11
Irina Yegorova 1:34.4 5
Lyudmila Titova 1:32.9  
1500 m Lidiya Skoblikova 2:27.6 11
Lyudmila Titova 2:26.8 7
Lāsma Kauniste 2:25.4 5
3000 m Lāsma Kauniste 5:16.0 12
Anna Sablina 5:12.5 8
Lidiya Skoblikova 5:08.0 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The USSR and Olympism" (PDF). Olympic Review. International Olympic Committee (84): 530–557. October 1974. Retrieved 2008-03-28.