Vladimir Artemov

  • Russia

Artemov's crowning achievement came at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, where he won four gold medals (team, all-around, parallel bars and high bar) and one silver medal (floor exercise).

Artemov's crowning achievement came at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, where he won four gold medals (team, all-around, parallel bars and high bar) and one silver medal (floor exercise).

Born Dec. 7, 1964, in Vladimir, Soviet Union – The prestigious career of Vladimir Artemov includes a combined total of 18 world and Olympic medals—10 of them gold—from 1983 to 1989. Artemov's crowning achievement came at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, where he won four gold medals (team, all-around, parallel bars and high bar) and one silver medal (floor exercise). Known for his outstanding technique on parallel bars, he won the world title on that event three times (1983, 1987, and 1989). Artemov, appropriately born in the Russian town of Vladimir, finished second in the all-around at the 1985 World Championships and 3rd in the all-around at the 1987 World Championships. Artemov is now the head coach at Brown's Gymnastics in San Antonio, Texas.

1993 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Gold Medalist & World Champion: Parallel Bars
  • Silver Medalist: Team

1985 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Gold Medalist & World Champion: Team
  • Silver Medalist: All-Around

1987 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Gold Medalist & World Champion: Parallel Bars, Team
  • Silver Medalist: Floor Exercise
  • Bronze Medalist: All-Around

1988 OLYMPIC GAMES

  • Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion: All-Around, Parallel, Bars, Horizontal Bar, Team
  • Silver Medalist: Floor Exercise

1989 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Gold Medalist & World Champion: Parallel Bars, Team
  • Silver Medalist: Floor Exercise, Horizontal Bar
  • Bronze Medalist: Vault

2006 INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS HALL OF FAME

  • Inducted as a member of the Class of 2006

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