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Viktor Bryzhin

Full name: Viktor Arkadiyovych Bryzhin
Original name: Віктор Аркадійович Бризгін
Other name(s): Viktor Arkadyevich Bryzgin, Виктор Аркадьевич Брызгин
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 22, 1962 in Luhansk, Luhansk, Ukraine
Affiliations: Dynamo Luhansk, Luhansk (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Olha Bryzhina; Father of Yelyzaveta Bryzhina.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Viktor Bryzhin made his international championship début at the inaugural World Championships in 1983, where he reached the quarterfinal of the 100 metres and won a bronze as a member of the Soviet 4x100 m relay. At the 1986 European Championships and 1987 Worlds, Bryzhin made the finals of the 100, without medaling, but won gold in the 4x100 relay at the Europeans and silver in the relay at the Worlds.

At the 1988 Seoul Olympics Bryzhin ran the opening leg for the Soviet 4x100 relay team that won the gold medal. Bryzhin made his last appearance at an international athletics championship at the 1991 Worlds, where he finished seventh with the Soviet 4x100 m relay team. He was also Soviet 100 metre champion title in 1986. His wife Olga Bryzhina was a notable athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1988 Olympics, and their daughter, [Yelyzaveta Bryzhina], was a Ukrainian sprinter who won two medals at the 2010 European Championships and a 4x100 m relay bronze at the 2012 Olympics.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.11 (1986).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 1 38.19 4
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 38.55
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Two 1 QU 38.82
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