Vytautas Briedis

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Vytautas Briedis
Personal information
Born27 August 1940 (1940-08-27) (age 78)
Nausėdžiai, Lithuania
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Sport
SportRowing
ClubŽalgiris Vilnius

Julius Vytautas Briedis (Russian: Витаутас Юлианович Бриедис; born 27 August 1940) is a retired Lithuanian rower who specialized in the eight. In this boat class he won three silver medals at the European and world championships of 1962–1964[1] and finished fifth and third at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics, respectively.[2]

Briedis started rowing in 1955. Between 1959 and 1962 he worked as electrician and welder. In 1968 he graduated from the Vilnius branch of the Kaunas University of Technology and between 1969 and 1976 worked as an engineer. After that he coached rowing, first at Dynamo Vilnius and then at the national level. Since 1990 he has acted a sports functionary.[3]

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Soviet eight at the 1964 European Championships, Briedis is third from left