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Yuri Titov

Yuri Titov
— Gymnast —
Titov at the 1966 World Cup in Dortmund
Personal information
Full name Yuri Yevlampiyevich Titov
Country represented Soviet Union
Born (1935-11-27) November 27, 1935
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Retired yes

Yuri Yevlampiyevich Titov (Russian: Юрий Евлампиевич Титов; born 27 November 1935 in Omsk, Siberia) is a former Russian gymnast, Olympic champion and four times world champion, who competed for the Soviet Union.[1] He received a total of nine Olympic medals from three Olympic games (1956, 1960 and 1964).[2]


  • Olympics 1
  • World championships 2
  • European championships 3
  • Later career 4
  • Writing 5
  • Awards 6
  • References 7


Titov competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne where he received a gold medal in team combined exercises with the Soviet team (with Viktor Chukarin, Valentin Muratov, Boris Shakhlin, Albert Azaryan and Pavel Stolbov).[3] He also received an individual silver medal in horizontal bar, and bronze medals in all-around and vault.[3] He received silver and bronze medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome,[4] and two silver medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[5]

World championships

Titov at the 1966 World Cup in Dortmund

Titov received gold medals in vault and team at the 1958 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Moscow, and bronze medals in all-around, floor exercise, rings and horizontal bar.

He won gold medals in all-around and rings at the 1962 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Prague, as well as a team silver medal.

European championships

He received 14 medals in the European gymnastics championships.[6]

Later career

Titov held the position as president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for twenty years, from 1976 to 1996.[1][6] He was president of the Russian Artistics Gymnastics Federation from 2004[7] until 2006 and then first vice president.


He has written and published four books, among others, one about rhythmic gymnastics (with Nadejda Jastriembskaja).[8]


Titov received the Olympic Order from the International Olympic Committee in 1992.[6] He was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1999.[6]

He received the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1960, and again in 1980.[1] He received the Order of Friendship of Peoples in 1976, and the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1957.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Юрий Евлампиевич Титов – Yuri Titov – (Russian) (Retrieved on 4 September 2008)
  2. ^ Yuri Titov (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  3. ^ a b "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Gymnastics" (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  4. ^ "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy – Gymnastics" (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  5. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Gymnastics" (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  6. ^ a b c d Honored Inductees – YURI TITOV – Russia – International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (Retrieved on 4 September 2008)
  7. ^ Russia: Yuri Titov new President, Svetlana Khorkina Vice-President (Retrieved on 4 September 2008)
  8. ^ Nadejda Jastrjembskaia, Yuri Titov (1999). Rhythmic Gymnastics. Human Kinetics.  
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