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Mikhail Voronin

Full name: Mikhail Yakovlevich Voronin
Original name: Михаил Яковлевич Воронин
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: March 26, 1945 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: May 22, 2004 in Novo-Nikolskoye, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Zinaida Voronina.

Medals: 2 Gold, 6 Silver, 1 Bronze (9 Total)

Biography

Mikhail Voronin was the top Soviet gymnast at the end of the 1960s. The best tournament for Voronin was the 1968 Olympics, where he medaled in every event, except floor exercise, winning two gold medals (horizontal bar and vault), four silvers (individual all-around, parallel bars, rings and team event) and a pommelled horse bronze. At the 1972 Olympics, Voronin won two more silvers (rings, team event), bringing his total count of Olympic medals to nine. At the World Championships, Voronin won eight medals, including two World titles, both in 1966, in individual all-around and rings. He also won four silvers (1966/1970 team, 1966 pommelled horse and parallel bars) and two bronzes (1970 parallel bars and 1970 rings). Voronin also won eight European titles (1967/1969 individual all-around and parallel bars, 1967/1969/1971 rings and 1967 pommelled horse) and 15 medals in total at the European Championships. Domestically, Voronin was a 16-time Soviet champion (1967-68/70-71 individual all-around, 1966-67/69-72 rings, 1967/69 parallel bars, 1967/70 in pommelled horse, 1966 floor exercise, 1971 horizontal bar). Voronin finished his sporting career after the 1972 Olympics and from 1973-94 was the head coach of Dynamo Moskva gymnastics team. From 1978-88, Voronin also worked as the president of Russian SFSR Gymnastics federation. From 1994 until his death in 2004, Voronin was the president of the Dynamo Moskva gymnastics club. His first wife Zinaida Voronina was also a gymnast and 1968 Olympic champion and their son Dmitry also became an international level gymnast. Zinaida and Mikhail Voronin divorced in 1980.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 4T QR
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Soviet Union URS 1T Gold
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Rings Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 12
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 19T QR
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 16T QR
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Soviet Union URS 6T QR
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Soviet Union URS 10T QR
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Men's Rings Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Soviet Union URS 5

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 115.85 57.90 57.95
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 12 111.525
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 12 111.525 56.475 55.05
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Floor Exercise 35 8.80
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Horse Vault 30T 9.00
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Parallel Bars 34 8.90
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Horizontal Bar 22T 9.40
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Rings 3T 9.55
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Pommelled Horse 6T 9.40
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 7 QU 112.95 56.25 56.70
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Floor Exercise 19T 18.45 9.00 9.45
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Horse Vault 16T 18.50 9.30 9.20
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Parallel Bars 6T 19.05 9.60 9.45
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Horizontal Bar 10T 18.85 9.35 9.50
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Rings 2 QU 19.25 9.60 9.65
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying Pommelled Horse 5 QU 18.85 9.40 9.45

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 4T QR
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 4T QU/DNC 19.25 9.55 9.70
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 19T QR

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.000
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.000 9.500 9.50
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 2T QU 19.00 9.45 9.55
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 16T QR

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.425
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 2 19.425 9.725 9.70
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 2 QU 19.45 9.75 9.70
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 6T QR

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1T 19.550
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1T 19.550 9.750 9.80
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 1T QU 19.50 9.70 9.80
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 10T QR

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.325
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 2 19.325 9.725 9.60
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 3 QU 19.45 9.75 9.70
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.275
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 2 19.275 9.625 9.65

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS QP FP CEP OEP
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 3 19.200
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 3 19.200 9.600 9.60
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 2 QU 19.20 9.70 9.50
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 18.875
1972 Summer 27 München Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 5 18.875 9.425 9.45