Vladimir Barnashov

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Vladimir Barnashov
Personal information
Full name Vladimir Mikhaylovich Barnashov
Born (1951-02-26) 26 February 1951 (age 71)
Ryazany, Muromtsevsky, Omsk Oblast, RSFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Dynamo Omsk
Olympic Games
Teams 1 (1980)
Medals 1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 4 (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982)
Medals 3 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 5 (1977/78–1981/82)
Individual victories 2
Individual podiums 6

Vladimir Mikhaylovich Barnashov (Russian: Владимир Михайлович Барнашов; born 26 February 1951) is a Soviet former biathlete.

Life and career

Barnashov was born in the village of Ryazany, Muromtsevsky District, Omsk Oblast[2]

He trained at Dynamo sports society[3] and was a member of the USSR National Biathlon Team from 1977.[2] At the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid he won a gold medal with the Soviet relay team. He was also a bronze medalist in the USSR 4 × 7.5 km relay team at the 1979, 1981 and 1982 Biathlon World Championships. In the overall World Cup he came third overall in the 1978–79 season behind Klaus Siebert and Frank Ullrich.

He was a coach of the USSR National Biathlon Team between 1984 and 1992,[2] training six Olympic Champions in biathlon and becoming the Honoured Trainer of the USSR in 1988.[4]

Barnashov graduated from Omsk State Institute for Physical Culture in 1980[4] and is currently head coach of Russian biathlon team.

Honours and awards

Barnashov was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honour in 1980, and in 1988 he received the Medal "For Labour Valour".[4] Between 1992 and 1998 Barnashov was the Head Coach of the Croatian National Cross-Country Skiing Team.[2]

He was also awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 2nd class (October 21, 2010), for the successful preparation of the athletes who achieved high sport achievements at the XXI Olympic Winter Games of 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.

Barnashov has also been given the honorary sports titles of Honored Master of Sports, Honored coach of the USSR and Honoured Coach of Russia.

Biathlon results

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[5]

Olympic Games

1 medal (1 gold)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
United States 1980 Lake Placid 7th Gold

World Championships

3 medals (3 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Austria 1978 Hochfilzen 10th 4th 4th
West Germany 1979 Ruhpolding 16th 24th Bronze
Finland 1981 Lahti 13th Bronze
Soviet Union 1982 Minsk 25th 6th 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 Sp)
2 April 1978 Finland Sodankylä 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 In)
23 January 1979 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual 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. "Vladimir Barnashov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Profile at Omskportal
  3. Panorama of the 1984 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1985. p. 177.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Profile at Infosport
  5. "Vladimir Barnashov". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 27 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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