Viktor Lipsnis

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Viktor Lipsnis
Viktor Lipsnis 1960.jpg
Viktor Lipsnis at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1933-12-06)6 December 1933
Chernihiv, Ukraine
Died 25 September 1997(1997-09-25) (aged 63)[1]
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 116 kg (256 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Club Spartak Leningrad
Burevestnik Leningrad
Soviet Army[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 19.35 m (1964)

Viktor Lipsnis (Russian: Виктор Липснис, 6 December 1933 – 25 September 1997) was a Soviet shot putter who won silver medals at the 1958 and 1962 European championships. He competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and finished in fourth and tenth place, respectively.[3] Lipsnis was born in Ukraine, but lived through most of his career in Saint Petersburg. He won three Soviet titles (1960–1962) and set eight Soviet records (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964) in the shot put.[2]


  1. ^ Biography of Viktor Lipsnis (Russian)
  2. ^ a b Lipsnis, Viktor.
  3. ^ "Viktor Lipsnis". sports-reference.