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Dmitry Bilozerchev

Dmitry Bilozerchev

Dmitry Bilozerchev
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Intro Gymnast
A.K.A. Dmitri Bilozerchev
Is Gymnast Athlete Artistic gymnast
From Russia
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 December 1966, Moscow, Russia
Age 55 years
Star sign Capricorn
Spouse: Svetlana Serkeli
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Merited Master of Sports of the USSR  
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Dmitry Vladimirovich Bilozerchev (Russian: Дмитрий Владимирович Билозерчев, born 22 December 1966 in Moscow) is a Russian gymnastics coach and retired gymnast who represented the Soviet Union. One of the most accomplished gymnasts in history, he is a two-time World All-Around Champion and three-time Olympic Champion. He trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Moscow.

Known for his exemplary form, style, and technique, in 1983 Bilozerchev became the youngest men's World All-Around Champion in history. He then went on to win 5 gold medals at the 1984 Friendship Games, which served as the alternate Olympic Games for the communist nations that boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The following year, he shattered his leg in 41 places in a car accident. The injury was so devastating that doctors were going to amputate the limb were it not for his status as World Champion. In a remarkable comeback, Bilozerchev went on to reclaim his title as World All-Around Champion in 1987 even though his leg was never the same. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, he won gold medals in the pommel horse, still rings, and in the team competition. He took bronze in the All-Around competition after a mistake on the horizontal bar.

In 1993 he moved to the United States. Together with his wife he owns "The United Sports Academy" in Beaverton, Oregon, where he coaches gymnastics. His son Aleksey and daughter Alice are also artistic gymnasts. In 2003 he was inducted to the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

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