Kolchin, Pavel

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Kolchin, Pavel Konstantinovich


Born Jan. 1, 1930, in Yaroslavl. Soviet athlete, Honored Master of Sports (1956), Honored Coach of the USSR (1970). Became a member of the CPSU in 1962. Olympic champion (ski relay, 1956) and medal winner of winter Olympic games (15-km and 30-km Nordic combined events, 1956; relay, 1964). Eight-time champion of the USSR (individual races and relays, 1953–64). He has been awarded two orders and several medals.

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