Vytautas Briedis

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Born 27 August 1940 (1940-08-27) (age 73)
Nausėdžiai, Lithuania
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Sport
Sport Rowing
Club Žalgiris Vilnius

Julius Vytautas Briedis (born 27 August 1940) is a retired Lithuanian rower who specialized in the eights. In this event he won three silver medals at the European and world championships of 1962–1964[1] and finished fifth and third at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics, respectively.[2]

Briedis started training in rowing in 1955. Between 1959 and 1962 he worked as electrician and welder. In 1968 he graduated from the Vilnius branch of the Kaunas University of Technology and between 1969 and 1976 worked as an engineer. After that he coached rowing, first at Dynamo Vilnius and then at the national level. Since 1990 he acted a sports functionary.[3]

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Soviet eight at the 1964 European Championships, Briedis is third from left