Vyacheslav Yanovsky

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVyacheslav Yevgenyevich•Yanovsky
Used nameVyacheslav•Yanovsky
Original nameВячеслав Евгеньевич•Яновский
Born24 August 1957 in Vitebsk, Vitebsk (BLR)
Measurements172 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Vitebsk, Vitebsk (BLR)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Belarus
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Vyacheslav Yanovsky took up boxing in 1970, but did not rise to prominence until the mid-1980s. Domestically, Yanovsky was twice Soviet Champion (1987, 1988), and won one silver (1984) and two bronzes (1981, 1983). Internationally, besides his 1988 Olympic gold, Yanovsky won the 1987 World Cup, and took silver at the 1987 European Championships, and bronze at the 1985 Europeans. Yanovsky finished his amateur boxing career in 1990 with a record of 286 wins out of 329 bouts and then turned professional. As a professional, Yanovsky fought 32 matches, winning 30 of them, losing one, with one draw. As professional, Yanovsky won the Japanese professional boxing championship six times and the German professional boxing championship once. Yanovsky finally retired from boxing in 1997. He then worked as the president of the Belarus Boxing Federation from 1998-2000 and later worked as a boxing manager.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Summer Olympics Boxing URS BLR Vyacheslav Yanovsky
Light-Welterweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold