Leonid Spirin

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Leonid Spirin
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Melbourne 20 km Walk
European Championships
Silver 1958 Stockholm 20 km Walk

Leonid Vasilevich Spirin (Russian: Леонид Васильевич Спирин, 21 June 1932 – 23 February 1982) was a Russian athlete who competed for the Soviet Union. He was born in Zhavoronki.

He competed for the USSR in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia in the 20 kilometer walk where he won the gold medal.

Spirin was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor (1957).


Preceded by
Vladimir Guk
Men's 20km Walk World Record Holder
7 July 1959 – 15 July 1959
Succeeded by
Volodymyr Holubnychy