Yevgeny Romanovich Grishin

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Yevgeny Grishin Speed ​​skating
Yevgeny Grishin, 1964
Full name Yevgeny Romanovich Grishin
nation Soviet UnionSoviet Union Soviet Union
birthday March 23, 1931
place of birth Tula
size 174 cm
date of death July 9, 2005
Place of death Moscow
discipline Speed ​​skating
Medal table
winter Olympics 4 × gold 1 × silver 0 × bronze
M-World Championship medals 0 × gold 0 × silver 2 × bronze
M-EM medals 1 × gold 0 × silver 0 × bronze
Olympic rings winter Olympics
gold Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 500 m
gold Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 1500 m
gold Squaw Valley 1960 500 m
gold Squaw Valley 1960 1500 m
silver Innsbruck 1964 500 m
ISU All around world championships
bronze Sapporo 1954 All-around
bronze Oslo 1956 All-around
ISU All-around European Championships
gold Helsinki 1956 All-around

Yevgeny Romanovich Grishin ( Russian Евгений Романович Гришин ; born March 23, 1931 in Tula , † July 9, 2005 in Moscow ) was a Soviet speed skater .

At the 1956 Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo , he set world records in his victories over 500 m (40.2 seconds) and 1,500 m (2: 08.6 minutes). In 1960 at the Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley , Grischin won gold again on these two distances, but had to share the medal over 1,500 m with the Norwegian Roald Aas at the same time . As early as 1956 he had to share the victory over this route with his compatriot Juri Michailow and thus achieved a novelty at the Olympic Winter Games in an individual sport that is still valid today. At the Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 1964 , Grischin won the silver medal over 500 m. In 1968 in Grenoble , at the end of his career, he reached a fourth place in the 500 m at the age of almost 37. In 1956 he became European champion in four-way combat.

Yevgeny Grishin set four of his seven world records over the 500 m distance. He held the best performance over 12 years (1956–1968). He was the first runner to undercut the 40-second mark over 500 m. His record time of 39.6 seconds, run in Squaw Valley on February 28, 1960, had not been recognized as a world record. It was not until the end of January 1963 that he achieved a world record on the Medeo track in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, with a time of 39.5 seconds, which was officially confirmed by the ISU . This lasted until 1968 when it was undercut by Erhard Keller . From 1955 to 1967 Grischin also held the world record over 1,000 m (1: 22.8 minutes). On this route, Ard Schenk replaced him as the world record holder. He set two more world records over 1,500 m.

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