Tikhonov on Mamatov’s death: “My friend and teammate is gone. In all positions, he established himself as a most worthy person. »

Two-time Olympic champion Viktor Mamatov showed himself in the most worthy manner in all the positions he held, the former president of the Russian Biathlon Union (SBR), four-time Olympic champion, told . Alexander Tikhonov .

On Friday it became known that the honorary vice-president of the RBU Mamatov died at the age of 86. With Tikhonov, he won gold medals at the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games in the relay.

— In all positions, he established himself as a worthy person. After elite sport, he was director of the technical school of physical education, from which I graduated before him. He later served as coach of the USSR national team. There is a textbook by Viktor Mamatov. He was responsible for winter sports [бывшего президента ОКР] Vitaly Smirnova… I express my condolences to all family and friends. A great athlete and a great man, my friend and teammate, has passed away. “The kingdom of heaven,” Tikhonov told .

Mamatov is a two-time Olympic relay champion and four-time biathlon world champion. After completing his career, he received the title of Honored Coach of the USSR, from 1989 to 1992 he headed the USSR Biathlon Federation and from 1993 to 2002 he was the first vice-president of the International Biathlon Federation (IBU). .


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