Chernyshev, Arkadii

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Chernyshev, Arkadii Ivanovich


Born Mar. 3 (16), 1914, in Nizhnii Novgorod (present-day Gorky). Soviet athlete; one of the founders of the Soviet school of ice hockey. Honored Master of Sport (1948); Honored Coach of the USSR (1956). Colonel.

Chernyshev graduated from the Higher Coaches’ School in 1940. He was a champion of the USSR in soccer (1937,1940) and ice hockey (1947). From 1937 to 1940 he played on the Moscow Dynamo bandy team, helping win the USSR Cup four times. From 1948 to 1972, he and A. V. Tarasov coached the national ice-hockey team of the USSR. Chernyshev’s pupils included more than 30 Olympic, world, and European champions.

Chernyshev has been awarded four orders, as well as medals.


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