Yuri Titov

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Yuri Titov
Yuri Titov on pommel horse 1966.jpg
Titov at the 1966 World Cup in Dortmund
Personal information
Full name Yuri Yevlampiyevich Titov
Country represented Soviet Union
Born (1935-11-27) November 27, 1935 (age 81)
Omsk, Russia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club Burevestnik Kiev[1]
Retired yes

Yuri Yevlampiyevich Titov (Russian: Юрий Евлампиевич Титов; born 27 November 1935) is a former Russian gymnast, Olympic champion and four times world champion, who competed for the Soviet Union.[2] He won a total of nine Olympic medals from three Olympic games (1956, 1960 and 1964).[1][3]


Titov at the 1964 Olympics

Titov competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne where he won a gold medal in team combined exercises with the Soviet team (with Viktor Chukarin, Valentin Muratov, Boris Shakhlin, Albert Azaryan and Pavel Stolbov).[4] He also won an individual silver medal in horizontal bar, and bronze medals in all-around and vault.[4] He won silver and bronze medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome,[5] and two silver medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[6]

World championships[edit]

Titov won gold medals in vault and team at the 1958 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Moscow, and bronze medals in all-around, floor exercise, rings and horizontal bar.

He won gold medals in all-around and rings at the 1962 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Prague, as well as a team silver medal.

European championships[edit]

Titov won 14 medals at the European gymnastics championships.[7]

Later career[edit]

Titov was president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for twenty years, from 1976 to 1996.[2][7] As the FIG President, he was also a member of International Olympic Committee in 1995-1996. He was president of the Russian Artistics Gymnastics Federation from 2004[8] until 2006 and then first vice president.[1]


He has written and published four books, among others, one about rhythmic gymnastics (with Nadejda Jastriembskaja).[9]


Titov received the Olympic Order from the International Olympic Committee in 1992.[7] He was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1999.[7]

He received the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1960, and again in 1980.[2] He received the Order of Friendship of Peoples in 1976, and the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1957.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Yuri Titov. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b c d Юрий Евлампиевич Титов – Yuri Titovwww.peoples.ru (in Russian) (Retrieved on 4 September 2008)
  3. ^ Yuri Titov Archived 2007-02-10 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  4. ^ a b "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Gymnastics" Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  5. ^ "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy – Gymnastics" Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  6. ^ "1964 Summer Olympics – Tokyo, Japan – Gymnastics" Archived 2007-09-04 at the Wayback Machine. databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 2 September 2008)
  7. ^ a b c d Honored Inductees – YURI TITOV – RussiaInternational Gymnastics Hall of Fame (Retrieved on 4 September 2008)
  8. ^ Russia: Yuri Titov new President, Svetlana Khorkina Vice-President[permanent dead link] (Retrieved on 4 September 2008)
  9. ^ Nadejda Jastrjembskaia, Yuri Titov (1999). Rhythmic Gymnastics. Human Kinetics. ISBN 0-88011-710-9.