Yuri Chesnokov (volleyball)

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Yuri Chesnokov
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Full nameYuri Borisovich Chesnokov
Born(1933-01-22)22 January 1933
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died30 May 2010(2010-05-30) (aged 77)
Moscow, Russia

Yuri Borisovich Chesnokov (Russian: Юрий Борисович Чесноков; January 22, 1933 – May 30, 2010[1]) was a Russian volleyball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1964 Summer Olympics. He was born in Moscow.

Chesnokov was a two-time world champion, having won gold at the 1960 and the 1962 competitions.[2] In 1964 he was part of the Soviet team which won the gold medal in the Olympic tournament. He played eight matches. After his active career, he coached the Soviet team at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, and later served as a FIVB vice-president for many years.[2] In 2000 he was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Умер выдающийся тренер по волейболу Юрий Чесноков". Argumenty i Fakty (in Russian). 31 May 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b FIVB and Volleyball legend passes away Retrieved 21 February 2019.

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