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Viktor Lisitsky

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 5
Bronze 0
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameViktor Nikitovich•Lisitsky
Used nameViktor•Lisitsky
Original nameВиктор Никитович•Лисицкий
Born18 October 1939 in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk (RUS)
Measurements169 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsCSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Viktor Lisitsky, one of the top male gymnasts of the mid-60s, was always under the shadow of the great Japanese gymnasts, mostly Yukio Endo and Akinori Nakayama, so he was only able to win at the Europeans. In 1965, Lisitsky won three European titles (rings, vault and pommelled horse), repeating that in 1967 (rings, vault and horizontal bar), and in 1969 he won the horizontal bar European title. He also won five silvers at the Europeans (in 1965 in individual all-around, on floor exercise and horizontal bar, in 1967 in individual all-around and in 1969 on floor exercise). Lisitsky’s Olympic record was five silvers, of which he won four in 1964 (individual all-around, vault, floor exercise and the team event) and one in 1968 (team event). At the World Championships, Lisitsky was less successful, winning only two silvers, both in the team event, in 1962 and 1970. Domestically, Lisitsky won 15 Soviet titles (1964 and 1966 in individual all-around; 1964-65, 1967, 1969-70 in floor exercise, 1965 and 1968 on rings, 1964-66 on vault and 1966-67, 1969 on horizontal bar). After retiring from sports, Lisitsky worked as a gymnastics coach with CSKA Moskva for a short while, before working as a professor and head of the physical education department of Mendeleyev Russian University of Chemistry and Technology. One of Lisitsky’s hobbies is painting and he is a member of the Union of Russian Artists.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS RUS Viktor Lisitsky
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) =2 Silver
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =2 Silver
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 5
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 4
Rings, Men (Olympic) =9 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =14 r1/2
1968 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) URS RUS Viktor Lisitsky
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 14
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 8 r1/2
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =10 r1/2
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =41 r1/2
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =25 r1/2
Rings, Men (Olympic) =11 r1/2
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =22 r1/2