Yuri Titov

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Yuri Titov
— Gymnast —
Yuri Titov on pommel horse 1966.jpg
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 (age 79)
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]


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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Later career[edit]

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 Titovwww.peoples.ru (Russian) (Retrieved on 4 September 2008)
  2. ^ Yuri Titov databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  3. ^ a b "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Gymnastics" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  4. ^ "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy – Gymnastics" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  5. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Gymnastics" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  6. ^ a b c d Honored Inductees – YURI TITOV – RussiaInternational 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. ISBN 0-88011-710-9.