Yuriy Lituyev

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Olympic medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing the  Soviet Union
Silver medal – second place 1952 Helsinki 400 metre hurdles

Yuriy Nikolaevich Lituyev (Russian: Юрий Николаевич Литуев) (April 11, 1925 – March 2, 2000)[1] was a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metre hurdles. He trained in Leningrad and later in Moscow at the Armed Forces sports society.

Lituyev took part in the second world war, where he was a battery commander. He competed for the USSR in the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in the 400 metre hurdles where he won the silver medal. In 1953, he broke the world record in the 400m hurdles.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Yuriy Lituyev". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Athletics - World Record progression". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved November 29, 2006.

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