Vladimir Artemov

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Vladimir Artemov
Country represented Soviet Union
Born (1964-12-07) 7 December 1964 (age 58)
Vladimir, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
ResidenceSan Antonio, TX
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics

Vladimir Nikolaevich Artemov (Russian: Владимир Николаевич Артемов, born 7 December 1964) is a former Russian gymnast, Olympic champion and world champion who competed for the Soviet Union. He is considered to be one of the greatest parallel bars workers of all time.

He was born in Vladimir.

Artemov competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul where he received gold medals in horizontal bar, parallel bars, all-around individual and team combined exercises.[1]

World championships[edit]

Artemov won a gold medal in parallel bars at the 1983 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Budapest, and again at the 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Rotterdam. He has received five silver medals and two bronze medals at the World Gymnastics Championships. He participated on the Soviet teams which won the team final in 1985, 1987 and 1989, and finished second in 1983.


Artemov was listed among the USSR top ten athletes of the year in 1988.

After the Olympics[edit]

Artemov immigrated to the United States in 1990, settling in Pennsylvania. However, he has mistakenly been identified as the father of current US gymnast Alexander (Sasha) Artemev. The two men are not related. Artemov currently lives in San Antonio, TX where he runs a gym with his wife Natalia.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul, South Korea – Gymnastics" Archived 2008-05-31 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com Retrieved on March 29, 2008.
  2. ^ Jere Longman (March 7, 1991). "Bitterness Intrudes On His Best Of Times". Retrieved January 27, 2015.

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