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Viktor Mednov

Full name: Viktor Ivanovich Mednov
Original name: Виктор Иванович  Меднов
Gender: Male
Born: November 21, 1927 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: June 20, 2009 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Trudovye Rezervy
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Viktor Mednov won his only Soviet Championship in 1953. In 1947 and 1950

he was a runner-up and in 1949 and 1955 he won a bronze medal. At Helsinki

Olympics, Mednov defeated his first opponent [Norman Jones]

(AUS) by TKO and had a really tough fight in the second round with [Ferencz

Ambruş](/athletes/7884) (ROU). Both the boxers were badly cut, with

Mednov prevailing when the referee stopped the bout due to injuries sustained

by both boxers, and awarded the fight to Mednov. Mednov won his next match

against [René Weissmann] (FRA) by decision and had a

walkover in his semifinal match, as [Erkki Mallenius]

(FIN) withdrew due to hand injury. In the final against [Chuck

Adkins](/athletes/8608) (USA), Mednov entered the bout with stitches over

both of his eyes and was defeated by a 2-1 decision. This bout was the first

boxing match ever fought between boxers from the United States and the Soviet

Union. After his sporting career Mednov worked as a boxing coach and official

with Trudovye Rezervy. He also liked to paint landscapes as a hobby.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Men's Light-Welterweight Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Light-Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF MR R
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 2 1952-08-02 Adkins (USA) , Mednov (URS) 1
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1952-08-01 Mednov (URS) walkover
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1952-07-31 Mednov (URS) , Weissmann (FRA) 3 decision
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #4 1 Mednov (URS) , Ambruș (ROU) referee stops contest (injured)
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #8 1 1952-07-28 Mednov (URS) , Jones (AUS) referee stops contest 2
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