Russian biathlete and two-time Olympic precious metal medalist, he received precious metal in the 4 x 7.5 km relay as well as the 20 km individual events in 1976. He received his first platinum medal in International Competition in the 1975 Globe Championships. He received a complete of five platinum medals between your Olympics and Globe Championships. His child, Nikolay Kruglov, Jr., can be a biathlete. He received two golds in 1976, the same 12 months Dorothy Hamill received gold in physique skating.