Viktor Bryzhin

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Viktor Bryzhin
Personal information
Born (1962-08-22) August 22, 1962 (age 57)
Voroshilovgrad, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Sport
Country Soviet Union
SportTrack and field
Event(s)4 × 100m 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 4 × 100 m relay at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

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 4 × 100 m relay team. At the 1986 European Championships, Bryzhin was last in the final of 100 m, but won the gold in 4 × 100 m.

At the 1987 World Championships, Bryzhin finished fifth in 100 m and was second in 4 × 100 m relay. At the Seoul Olympics, Bryzhin ran the opening leg in the Soviet 4 × 100 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 4 × 100 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 daughters Yelizaveta Bryzhina and Anastasiia Bryzgina[2][3][4] who are also a successful track and field athletes (competing for Ukraine).[5][6]

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