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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. 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.
- 1st round bout
- Defeated Agostino Cossia (Italy) points
- Defeated Andre de Souza (France) points
- Defeated Henryk Niedzwiedzki (Poland) points
- Defeated Thomas Nicholls (Great Britain) points
- Могилы знаменитостей. Сафронов Владимир Константинович (1934-1979)
- Khavin, Boris (1979). Всё об олимпийских играх [All About Olympic Games] (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 578.
- (in Russian) Profile in the Olympic Encyclopedia
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