Vladimir Smirnov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVladimir Viktorovich•Smirnov
Used nameVladimir•Smirnov
Original nameВладимир Викторович•Смирнов
Other namesVolodymyr Viktorovych Smyrnov, Володимир Вікторович Смирнов
Born20 May 1954 in Rubizhne, Luhansk (UKR)
Died28 July 1982 in Roma, Roma (ITA)
Measurements185 cm / 78 kg
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine


Died following a fencing accident at the World Championships when his opponent’s weapon broke, pierced his mask and went into his brain.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Summer Olympics Fencing URS UKR Vladimir Smirnov
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 3 Bronze

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