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Vasily Solomin

Full name: Vasily Anatolyevich Solomin
Original name: Василий Анатольевич Соломин
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: January 5, 1953 in Perm, Perm Kray, Russia
Died: December 28, 1997 in Perm, Perm Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Trudovye Rezervy Perm, Perm (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Vasily Solomin took up boxing in 1969, first achieving fame in 1972, when he won the European junior title in bantamweight and was selected for the Soviet Olympic team. At the 1972 Olympics, though, Solomin lost his quarter-final match to American Ricardo Carreras. In 1973, Solomin competed at the European Championships, losing his quarter-final match to Romanian Simion Cuţov. In 1974, Solomin won his first of four Soviet titles and became the first Soviet boxer to win a World title, which he achieved at the inaugural 1974 World Championships in lightweight. In 1976, Solomin won his second Soviet title in lightweight and was selected for the Soviet 1976 Olympic team. At the Olympics, Solomin lost his semi-final match, again to Cuţov, and had to settle for a bronze medal. Solomin won his last two Soviet titles in 1977 and 1978, while taking silver in 1979 and retired from boxing with a record of 186 wins in 194 bouts. After his boxing career, Solomin worked as a boxing referee until his untimely death from pulmonary edema in the last days of 1997, just eight days before his 45th birthday.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing Men's Bantamweight Soviet Union URS 5T
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Boxing Men's Lightweight Soviet Union URS 3T Bronze

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1972-09-06 Carreras (USA) , Solomin (URS) 2 60 58 58 59 59 294
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #6 1 1972-09-02 Solomin (URS) , Lazăr (ROU) 4 60 60 58 60 59 297 decision
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #11 1 1972-08-30 Solomin (URS) , Veepol (THA) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1972 Summer 19 München Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #21 1 1972-08-27 Solomin (URS) bye

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1976-07-29 Cuţov (ROU) , Solomin (URS) 0 58 59 57 57 59 290
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1976-07-27 Solomin (URS) , Botos (HUN) 5 60 59 59 60 59 297 decision
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #3 1 1976-07-24 Solomin (URS) , Gajda (POL) 5 60 60 60 60 60 300 decision
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #6 1 1976-07-21 Solomin (URS) , Palm (DEN) 5 58 59 59+ 59 59 294 decision
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #12 1 1976-07-18 Solomin (URS) bye