Vladimir Belousov (ski jumper)
|Men's ski jumping|
|Representing Soviet Union|
|1968 Grenoble||Individual large hill|
Vladimir Pavlovich Belousov (Russian: Влади́мир Па́влович Белоу́сов) (born July 14, 1946 in Vsevolozhsk) is a former Soviet ski jumper who competed during the late 1960s and early 1970s, training at the Armed Forces sports society in Leningrad Oblast. He was the first Soviet ski jumper to win the gold medal at the Olympics and is the only person from the Soviet Union or Russia to win a gold Medal in ski jumping in both the Winter Olympics and the Holmenkollen. He was awarded the Medal "For Labour Valour" in 1969 and the Order of Friendship in 2011.
His best-known successes were at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, where he won a gold medal for the Soviet Union in the individual large hill event, and at the Holmenkollen ski festival, where he won the ski jumping competition twice (1968, 1970). He became the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1968 and won the USSR Championship in 1969. In 1978 he graduated from the Military Institute of Physical Culture and worked as a trainer.