Full name: Viktor Arkadiyovych Bryzhin
Original name: Віктор Аркадійович Бризгін
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 22, 1962 in Luhansk, Luhansk, Ukraine
Affiliations: Dynamo Luhansk, Luhansk (UKR)
Country: Soviet Union
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Viktor Bryzhin made his début in international competition at the 1983 World Championships, where he reached the quarter-finals of the 100 metres event and won a bronze medal with the Soviet 4x100 relay team. At the 1986 European Championships Bryzhin was last in the 100 m final, but won gold in the 4x100. At the 1987 World Championships he was fifth in the 100 and second in the 4x100 relay. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics Bryzhin ran the opening leg for the Soviet 4x100 team, which, in the United States’ absence, won the gold medal. He made his last international appearance at the 1991 World Championships, where he finished seventh with the Soviet 4x100 relay team. He also won the Soviet 100 title in 1986. His wife Olha Bryzhina was a notable athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1988 Olympics, and their daughter, Yelyzaveta Bryzhina, is a Ukrainian sprinter who won two medals at the 2010 European Championships and a 4x100 relay bronze at the 2012 Olympics.
Personal Best: 100 – 10.11 (1986).
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