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Vyacheslav Yanovsky

Full name: Vyacheslav Yevgenyevich Yanovsky
Original name: Вячеслав Евгеньевич Яновский
Nickname(s): Slav
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: August 24, 1957 in Vitebsk, Vitebsk, Belarus
Affiliations: Dynamo Vitebsk, Vitebsk (BLR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Vyacheslav Yanovsky took up boxing in 1970, but did not rise to prominence until the mid-1980s. Domestically, Yanovsky was twice Soviet Champion (1987, 1988), and won one silver (1984) and two bronzes (1981, 1983). Internationally, besides his 1988 Olympic gold, Yanovsky won the 1987 World Cup, and took silver at the 1987 European Championships, and bronze at the 1985 Europeans. Yanovsky finished his amateur boxing career in 1990 with a record of 286 wins out of 329 bouts and then turned professional. As a professional, Yanovsky fought 32 matches, winning 30 of them, losing one, with one draw. As professional, Yanovsky won the Japanese professional boxing championship six times and the German professional boxing championship once. Yanovsky finally retired from boxing in 1997. He then worked as the president of the Belarus Boxing Federation from 1998-2000 and later worked as a boxing manager.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP R T
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Boxing Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-10-02 Yanovsky (URS) , Cheney (AUS) decision 5 59 59 59 59 59 295
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1988-09-29 Yanovsky (URS) , Gies (FRG) knock-out 1 2:55
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1988-09-27 Yanovsky (URS) , Mwamba (ZAM) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #5 1 1988-09-25 Yanovsky (URS) , Proto (FRA) decision 5 60 60 59 59 60 298
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #10 1 1988-09-23 Yanovsky (URS) , Matumla (TAN) referee stops contest (outclassed) 3 2:53
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #19 1 1988-09-19 Yanovsky (URS) , Søndergaard (DEN) referee stops contest (head blow) 2 3:00