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Valeriy Dvoinikov

Full name: Valeriy Vasylovych Dvoinikov
Original name: Валерій Васильович Двойніков
Other name(s): Valery Vasilyevich Dvoynikov, Валерий Васильевич Двойников
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: May 4, 1950 in Ozyork, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Affiliations: Lokomotiv Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Judo

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Valeriy Dvoinikov took up sambo (a Soviet wrestling style similar to judo) in 1965. A half-middleweight, Dvoinikov was under the shadow of another great Soviet half-middleweight judoka [Vladimir Nevzorov] and thus he won his most prestigious international award - the 1976 Olympic silver – in middleweight. Aside from his Olympic silver, Dvoinikov won the World Championships half-middleweight silver behind Nevzorov, the 1976 European half-middleweight title, in Nevzorov's absence, and the European Championships half-middleweight silvers in 1974 and 1975 and bronze in 1971. Domestically, Dvoinikov won only one Soviet title, the half-middleweight in 1974. Dvoinikov retired from competition in 1980 after he was not selected for the Soviet 1980 Olympic team and then worked as a judo coach. From 1980-83 and 1988-90 he was coach of the Ukrainian SSR judo team. From 1984-88 he was head coach of the Algerian national judo team, from 1990-92 he was head coach of the Belgian national judo team and from 1992-94 he was head coach of the Portuguese national judo team. He later settled in Liège, Belgium.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Judo Men's Middleweight Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
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