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Yuri Titov 1999

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Yuri Titov

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Yuri Titov, Class of 1999, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

YURI TITOV, born in Siberia in 1935, started gymnastics at age 14, and went on to represent the former Soviet Union as a competitor from 1955-1966, including three Olympiads.

In 1956, Yuri Titov won four Olympic medals, including a gold with the Soviet team. At the 1960 Olympics in Rome, and in the 1964 Games he won five more, bringing his Olympic medal total to nine. During the course of his competitive career, Titov also won 10 World Championship medals and an amazing 14 European medals.

Following his days as a competitive athlete, Yuri Titov continued to lead a life centered at the highest levels of sport and gymnastics. For 20 years, he served as president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), guiding the sport during the time when gymnastics achieved its greatest growth as a high profile Olympic sport.

Yuri Titov has published four books. He has also worked to introduce Rhythmic Gymnastics into the Olympic Games, as well as broaden the base of the FIG by including trampoline, tumbling and sports aerobics under the auspices of the international federation.

In 1992, Yuri Titov was presented with the International Olympic Committee's highest honor, The Olympic Order.

1956 OLYMPIC GAMES
Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
- Team
Silver Medalist
- Horizontal Bar
Bronze Medalist
- All-Around
- Vault

1958 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gold Medalist & World Champion:
- Vault
Bronze Medalist
- All-Around
- Floor Exercise
- Rings
- Horizontal Bar

1960 OLYMPIC GAMES
Silver Medalist
- Floor Exercise
- Team
Bronze Medalist
- All-Around

1962 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gold Medalist & World Champion:
- All-Around
- Rings

1964 OLYMPIC GAMES
Silver Medalist
- Horizontal Bar
- Team

1992 Presented The Olympic Order by the International
Olympic Committee

1999 Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

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