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Juris Silovs

Full name: Juris Silovs
Other name(s): Yury Vikentyevich Silov, Юрий Викентьевич Силов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: August 30, 1950 in Krāslavā, Krāslavas novads, Latvia
Affiliations: Aizkraukles Vārpa Riga
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

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Biography

Latvian Juris Silovs took up athletics in 1965 and was on the Soviet national team from 1970-78. During his career, he competed at two Olympic Games (1972, 1976) and at both the 1974 European Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Silovs went to the 1972 Olympics only as a reserve, but when Volodymyr Atamas pulled a muscle during the 100 metres, Silovs ran the third leg of the 4x100 relay and won a silver medal. At the 1976 Olympics, he won bronze with the Soviet 4x100 relay and was eliminated in the first round of the 100. At the 1974 European Championships, Silovs finished fourth in both the 100 and 4x100 relay and placed fifth at the 1974 European Indoor Championships over 60 metres. At the Universiade, Silovs won three golds (1973 in 100 m; and 1975 and 1977 in 4x100 relay) and one silver (1973 in 4x100 relay). Silovs never won a Soviet title, but won a 100 silver in 1976 and 100 bronzes in 1973-74 and 1977. He was also a 13-time Latvian SSR champion between 1968-78. Silovs worked as an athletics coach in his native Latvia after finishing his sports career. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Silovs established his own restaurant business with restaurants in Rīga and Jurmala. He also tried his hand in politics, running unsuccessfully for the 2006 Latvian Saeima (parliament) elections.

Personal Best\: 100 – 10.33 (1973).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Men's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 3 h9 r1/4
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Nine 3 QU 10.70 2

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST L
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 2 38.50 9,6 4
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 39.00
1972 Summer 21 München Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 39.15
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 3 38.78 7
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 39.36 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Two 3 QU 39.98 3
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