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Russian Hockey Legend Viktor Tikhonov Died

Legendary Russian hockey player and coach Viktor Tikhoniv died on the 24th of November.

25.Nov.14 12:31 PM
By Irina Sportkor


Russian Hockey Legend Viktor Tikhonov Died
He was 84 years old and was fighting against serious disease for a long time.

Three times Olympic champion, 8 times world champion and 13 times Soviet champion was also and honored coach of Soviet Union and Russian federation. Tikhonov won numerous prizes and awards during his long career as player and manager. It will take a lot of time to name all of those awards.

Results of his team are the best proof of his talent and devotions to this kind of sports. He trained CSKA Hockey team starting from 1977. It has become Soviet champion for 14 times. It has also won two Soviet Cup trophies.

Viktor Tikhonov also trained Russian International Hockey Team which was not as strong as we all used to during that period of time. However experienced trainer and skillful player found it possible to unite players and lead his team to success. He managed to introduce new tactics which turned out to be very efficient.

As a result renewed Russian International Hockey teams won several World and European trophies. It has also won the Olympics for three times in 1984, 1988 and 1992. It has also become a champion of Challenge Cup in 1979 and won Canada Trophy in 1981.

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