Anatoly Alyabyev

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Anatoly Alyabyev
Personal information
Full name Anatoly Nikolayevich Alyabyev
Born (1951-12-12) 12 December 1951 (age 70)
Velsky District,
Arkhangelsk Oblast,
RSFSR, Soviet Union
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club SKA St. Petersburg
Olympic Games
Teams 1 (1980)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams 2 (1981, 1982)
Medals 2 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 5 (1977/78–1981/82)
Individual victories 2
Individual podiums 5

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

Life and career

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 results

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

Olympic Games

3 medals (2 gold, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
United States 1980 Lake Placid Gold Bronze Gold

World Championships

2 medals (2 bronze)

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

Individual victories

2 victories (1 In, 1 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1 victory
(1 In)
30 March 1979 Finland Sodankylä 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 Sp)
24 January 1981 Italy 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. Retrieved 22 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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  • Biography (Russian)