Viktor Bryzhin

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Viktor Bryzhin
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul 4x100m relay
World Championships
Silver 1987 Rome 4x100 m relay
Bronze 1983 Helsinki 4x100 m relay

Viktor Arkadyevich Bryzhin (Ukrainian: Віктор Аркадійович Бризгін, Russian: Виктор Аркадьевич Брызгин, Viktor Bryzgin; born August 22, 1962 in Voroshilovgrad[1]) is a former Soviet athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Viktor Bryzhin trained at Dynamo in Voroshilovgrad. He made his debut in the international championships at the first World Championships, where he reached to the quarterfinal of 100 m and won a bronze as a member of Soviet 4x100 m relay team. At the 1986 European Championships, Bryzhin was last in the final of 100 m, but won the gold in 4x100 m.

At the 1987 World Championships, Bryzhin finished fifth in 100 m and was second in 4x100 m relay. At the Seoul Olympics, Bryzhin ran the opening leg in the Soviet 4x100 m relay team, which, in absence of United States won the gold medal. In 1988 he was awarded the title Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR.[1] Bryzhin made his last appearance in the international athletics scene at the 1991 World Championships, where he finished seventh with the Soviet 4x100 m relay team.

His wife Olha Bryzhina (née Vladykina) was also a notable athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1988 Olympics. Together they have a daughter Yelizaveta Bryzhina[2][3][4] who also is a successful track and field athlete (competing for Ukraine).[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Great Russian Encyclopedia (2006), Moscow: Bol'shaya Rossiyskaya Enciklopediya Publisher, vol. 4, p. 692
  2. ^ Romanization of Russian differs from Romanization of Ukrainian
  3. ^ Russia dominates on day of upsets in Bergen - European Team Champs Day 2, International Association of Athletics Federations (June 21, 2010)
  4. ^ (Ukrainian) Єлизавета Бризгіна: Головне — не участь, а перемога, Ukrayina Moloda (July 23, 2010)
  5. ^ Chris Tomlinson secures European long jump bronze, BBC (August 1, 2010)
  6. ^ Lewis-Francis accepts blame for 4x100m relay disaster, BBC (July 31, 2010)