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Vladimir Artyomov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 5
TypeCompeted 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(s) Soviet Union
Ethnic nationRUS


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 Status Team Pos Details
1988 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Soviet Union    
  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.