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Vadim Yemelyanov

Full name: Vadim Mikhaylovich Yemelyanov
Original name: Вадим Михайлович Емельянов
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 214 lbs (97 kg)
Born: April 25, 1942 in Konyok, Krasnodar Kray, Russia
Died: May 27, 1977 in Severomorsk, Murmansk, Russia
Affiliations: VS Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Vadim Yemelyanov took up boxing while serving in the Soviet Navy in the Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) Region. Yemelyanov never won a Soviet title, taking silver in 1967 and bronzes in 1961 and 1965, but was successful in all three international tournaments in which he competed. In 1963 he won the European Cup and also the World Army Championships and at the 1964 Olympics he took bronze, losing his semi-final match to the eventual gold medal winner, American Joe Frazier. In all, Yemelyanov fought 158 bouts during his boxing career, winning 141 of them. A career military man, Yemelyanov was stationed at Severomorsk, near Murmansk, where he served in the Soviet Northern Fleet and also worked as a boxing coach. Since 1985 a memorial tournament in boxing named after Yemelyanov has been held annually in Severomorsk.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Boxing Men's Heavyweight Soviet Union URS 3T Bronze

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R T
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1964-10-21 Frazier (USA) , Yemelyanov (URS)
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1964-10-19 Yemelyanov (URS) , Lovell (ARG) knock-out 2 1:59
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #7 1 1964-10-15 Yemelyanov (URS) , Jędrzejewski (POL) referee stops contest 1 1:35