Soviet Union at the Deaflympics

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Soviet Union at the
Deaflympics
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
IOC codeURS
Medals
Gold
247
Silver
191
Bronze
157
Total
595
Other related appearances
Latvia Latvia (1924-1939), (1993 –)
Estonia Estonia (1993 –)
Belarus Belarus (1993 –)
Russia Russia (1993 –)
Moldova Moldova (1993 –)
UkraineUkraine (1993 –)
Lithuania Lithuania (1993 –)
Georgia (country) Georgia (1997 –)
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (1997 –)

Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (1997 –)
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (1997 –)
Armenia Armenia (2001 –)
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (2001 –)

Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan (2009 –)

Soviet Union competed at the Deaflympics for the first time in 1957. Soviet Union competed at each editions of the Summer Deaflympics from 1957 to 1989 except for the 1985 Summer Deaflympics until the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Soviet Union has won medals in every editions of the Summer Deaflympics it has competed and it is considered as one of the greatest nations to have participated at the Deaflympics after earning a medal haul of 524 (223 gold, 165 silver and 136 bronze) at the Summer Deaflympics.[1]

The nation has also competed at the Winter Deaflympics since making its debut in 1971 and last competed at the Winter Deaflympics in 1991. Soviet Union has earned 71 medals at the Winter Deaflympics.

Medal tallies[edit]

Summer Deaflympics[edit]

Event Participants Gold Silver Bronze Total
1957 26 13 8 4 25
1961 41 30 18 18 66
1965 31 29 15 9 53
1969 62 36 31 20 87
1973 52 26 15 7 48
1977 84 26 15 22 63
1981 110 21 19 14 54
1989 46 18 18 21 57

Winter Deaflympics[edit]

Event Participants Gold Silver Bronze Total
1971 6 2 3 2 7
1975 8 5 5 3 13
1979 10 5 5 3 13
1983 14 6 7 4 17
1987 14 1 3 6 10
1991 25 5 3 3 11

Notable athletes[edit]

  • Valery Rukhledev - He has represented Soviet Union at the Summer Deaflympics in 1961, 1965 and 1979 in the men's wrestling freestyle and Greco-Roman events. He has clinched 6 gold medals in 3 consecutive Deaflympic appearances in the men's freestyle and Greco-Roman events. He is considered as one of the finest deaflympic competitors of all time and he is the greatest Deaflympic athlete to have represented the nation at the Deaflympics. He is also the current President of the ICSD.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soviet Union | Deaflympics". www.deaflympics.com. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Valery Rukhledev". www.deaflympics.com. Retrieved 2017-10-31.