Aleksandr Baryshnikov

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Olympic medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Silver 1980 Moscow Shot Put
Bronze 1976 Montreal Shot Put

Aleksandr Georgievich Baryshnikov (Russian: Александр Георгиевич Барышников, born November 11, 1948) was a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the Shot Put. He trained at Dynamo in Leningrad.

He competed for the USSR in the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Canada in the Shot Put where he won the bronze medal. He returned four years later in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union where he improved one place to second winning the silver medal.

He was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor.

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Preceded by
United States Al Feuerbach
Men's Shot Put World Record Holder
June 10, 1976 – July 6, 1978
Succeeded by
East Germany Udo Beyer