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Viktor Mednov

Viktor Mednov

Viktor Mednov
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Intro Boxer
A.K.A. Viktor Ivanovich Mednov
Was Athlete Boxer
From Russia Russia
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 November 1927, Moscow
Death 22 June 2009, Moscow (aged 81 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Viktor Ivanovich Mednov (Russian: Виктор Иванович Меднов, 27 November 1927 – 22 June 2009) was a Russian amateur boxer from the Soviet Union who won a silver medal in the light welterweight division at the 1952 Olympics. He had a difficult second bout with Francisc Ambrus of Romania, with Mednov prevailing when the referee stopped the bout due to bad cuts sustained by both opponents. Mednov had a break in the semifinal, as Erkki Mallenius withdrew with a hand injury. In the final he was defeated by Chuck Adkins in a 2–1 decision. This was the first boxing match between boxers from the United States and the Soviet Union.
Mednov was known for his strength and power – he could hold the Azaryan Cross on gymnastic rings and punched the bags in training so viciously that his hands were bleeding despite ample protection (elastic bandages and full-size competition gloves). In retirement he worked as a boxing coach for his sports society Trudovye Rezervy and painted landscapes as a hobby.

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