Vladimir Safronov

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Vladimir Safronov
Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne Featherweight
European Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1957 Prague Featherweight

Vladimir Konstantinovich Safronov (Russian: Владимир Константинович Сафронов) (December 29, 1934 in Ulan-Ude, Buryat-Mongol ASSR — December 26, 1979[1]) was a featherweight amateur boxer.

Safronov trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Chita, Irkutsk, Moscow. He became the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1957 and was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor in the same year. He became the first boxer of the USSR to win a gold medal at Olympics.[2] He won gold in Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne in the featherweight division (– 57 kg). During his career Safronov won 564 fights out of 565.[3]

Safronov graduated from Moscow Poligraphy Institute in 1963 and worked as an art editor at Fizkultura i sport publisher.[3]

Olympic results[edit]


  1. ^ Могилы знаменитостей. Сафронов Владимир Константинович (1934-1979)
  2. ^ Khavin, Boris (1979). Всё об олимпийских играх [All About Olympic Games] (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 578.
  3. ^ a b ‹See Tfd›(in Russian) Profile in the Olympic Encyclopedia

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