- Valeriy Brumel
Valeriy Brumel ( _ru. Валерий Николаевич Брумель) (
May 14, 1942in the village of Razvedki, Tynda Districtin Amur Oblast– January 26, 2003in Moscow Great Russian Encyclopedia(2006), Moscow: Bol'shaya Rossiyskaya Enciklopediya Publisher, vol. 4, p. 243] ) was a Soviet Olympic athlete.
Brumel began going in for sports at age 12 in
Lugansk, coached by P. S. Shtein. At age 16 he cleared 2 m in the high jump. Since the age of 17 he improved skills coached by V. M. Dyachkov in Moscow. In 1960 he broke the USSR record (2.17 m) and made the Olympic Team. At the 1960 Summer Olympicshe scored the same result as the winner Robert Shavlakadze, but made more attempts and won the silver. He broke the world record for high jump6 times from 1961 to 1963 (from 2.23m to 2.28m). [cite web|title=Athletics - World Record progression|work= International Olympic Committee|url=http://www.olympic.org/common/asp/download_report.asp?file=en_report_88.pdf&id=88|accessdate=January 8|accessyear=2006] He won gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics.
After going undefeated during the 1965 season, Brumel injured his right leg in a motorcycle accident. Even after undergoing 29 operations, he could never get his career back on track, though he jumped 2.06 m in 1970.
*Silver medal, XVII
Olympic Games, Rome(1960)
*Gold medal, XVIII
Olympic Games, Tokyo(1964)
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