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Yury Vlasov

Soviet/Russian weightlifter and politician

Died when: 85 years 70 days (1022 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Yury Vlasov

Yury Petrovich Vlasov (Russian: Юрий Петрович Власов; 5 December 1935 – 13 February 2021) was a Russian heavyweight weightlifter, writer and politician.

He competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won a gold medal in 1960 and a silver in 1964; at both games, he was the Olympic flag bearer for the Soviet Union.

During his career, Vlasov won four world titles and set 31 ratified world records.He retired in 1968 and became a prominent writer and later a politician.

He was a member of the Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union (1989) and then of the Russian State Duma (1993) and took part in the 1996 Russian presidential election.


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