Aleksandr Ivanovich Tikhonov

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tikhonov, Aleksandr Ivanovich


Born Jan. 1, 1947, in the village of Uiiskoe, Cheliabinsk Oblast. Soviet athlete in the biathlon. Honored Master of Sport (1968). Military officer. Member of the CPSU since 1975.

Competing in various biathlon events, Tikhonov was a champion at the Olympics in 1968, 1972, and 1976, world champion seven times between 1969 and 1973, and champion of the USSR seven times between 1969 and 1972. He has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of the Red Star, and various medals.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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