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Valentin Muratov

Full name: Valentin Ivanovich Muratov
Original name: Валентин Иванович  Муратов
Gender: Male
Born: July 30, 1928 in Kostyukova, Moskva, Russia
Died: October 6, 2006 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Iskra Moskva, Moskva (RUS) / Burevestnik Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Husband of Sofiya Muratova.

Medals: 4 Gold, 1 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

After his father went missing in action, the young Valentin Muratov worked in a munitions factory to support his mother. He went back to school after the war, where he was introduced to gymnastics. He soon emerged as one of the top gymnasts in the Soviet Union, and between 1952 and 1956 he was one of best in the world. After winning the team all-around competition at the 1952 Olympics, he won four world titles at the 1954 World Championships (team and individual all-around, horizontal bar and floor exercise). He took home four medals from the 1956 Olympics, winning the team all-around, floor exercise, and horse vault, while placing second on the rings. He won his last international title in 1958, in the team event. Injuries then forced him to retire, but he soon returned as a coach of the national team (1960-1968), leading the Soviet team to many successes. The 1960 Olympic team included his wife, Sofiya Muratova, an eight-time Olympic medallist. They both died within a few weeks in autumn 2006.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 4
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 11T
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 19T
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Soviet Union URS 8T
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Soviet Union URS 9T
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Rings Soviet Union URS 5
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Soviet Union URS 32T
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 5
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 1T Gold
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Soviet Union URS 16T
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Soviet Union URS 25T
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Soviet Union URS 9T

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 4 113.65 56.95 56.70
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 113.30 56.90 56.40

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 11T 18.85 9.35 9.50
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.20 9.60 9.60

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 19T 18.70 9.25 9.45
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1T 18.85 9.40 9.45

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 8T 19.25 9.55 9.70
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 16T 18.70 9.30 9.40

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 9T 19.20 9.65 9.55
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 25T 18.60 9.55 9.05

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 19.35 9.45 9.90
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.15 9.60 9.55

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 32T 18.30 9.70 8.60
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 9T 18.80 9.45 9.35