Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Innsbruck 1964
Games Results Sport Event
Innsbruck 1964
#=10 Speed Skating 500 metres
Squaw Valley 1960
Games Results Sport Event
Squaw Valley 1960
#3
Speed Skating 500 metres
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
Games Results Sport Event
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
#2
Speed Skating 500 metres

Rafael GRACH

Soviet Union
Speed skating
Height
173 cm / 5'8''
Weight
73 kg / 160 pounds
Birth date
6 Aug 1932 Murygino, Russian Federation (1989-)
Gender
Male

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Rafael GRACH biography

Rafael Grach was a true sprinter, who very rarely skated other distances than 500 m, which is why he never competed in the World Championships. Throughout his career, Grach was in the shadow of another great Soviet sprinter Yevgeny Grishin, and he won his only Soviet title in 1960 when Grishin did not compete. His other podium finishes at the Soviet Championships were second in 1956-57 and third in 1958-59 and 1962, all at 500 metres.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.9 (1964); 1500 – 2:12.8 (1957); 5000 – 8:32.0 (1964); 10000 – 17:26.5 (1964).

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