Vladimir Artyomov

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVladimir Nikolayevich•Artyomov
Used nameVladimir•Artyomov
Original nameВладимир Николаевич•Артёмов
Born7 November 1964 in Vladimir, Vladimir (RUS)
Measurements167 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsBurevestnik Vladimir, Vladimir (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 5


Vladimir Artyomov won his first world title in 1983, but was unable to compete in the Los Angeles Olympics because of the Soviet boycott. Over the course of the next years, he brought home six world titles (3 in the team event, 3 on the parallel bars), as well as a slew of silver and bronze prizes. His glory days came at the Seoul Olympics, winning a total of four gold medals: individual and team all-around, parallel bars and horizontal bar. His total in the all-around event (119.125 out of 120.000) was an unofficial world record. He was the second great gymnast from his hometown of Vladimir, which also produced Nikolay Andrianov.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS RUS Vladimir Artyomov
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =6 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =1 Gold
Rings, Men (Olympic) =5 r1/1
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =7 r1/1

Special Notes


Not to be confused with Vladimir Artemev (Владимир Артемьев), who belonged to the Soviet national team from 1982-1987, was the Soviet all-around champion in 1982 and 1984 and is father of US Olympian Sasha Artemev.