Valery Dvoynikov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameValery Vasilyevich•Dvoynikov
Used nameValery•Dvoynikov
Original nameВалерий Васильевич•Двойников
Born4 May 1950 in Ozyork, Chelyabinsk (RUS)
Measurements170 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsLokomotiv Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
NOC Soviet Union


Valery Dvoynikov took up sambo (a Soviet wrestling style similar to judo) in 1965. A half-middleweight, Dvoinikov was under the shadow of another great Soviet half-middleweight judoka Vladimir Nevzorov and thus he won his most prestigious international award - the 1976 Olympic silver – in middleweight. Aside from his Olympic silver, Dvoynikov won the World Championships half-middleweight silver behind Nevzorov, the 1976 European half-middleweight title, in Nevzorov’s absence, and the European Championships half-middleweight silvers in 1974 and 1975 and bronze in 1971. Domestically, Dvoynikov won only one Soviet title, the half-middleweight in 1974. Dvoynikov retired from competition in 1980 after he was not selected for the Soviet 1980 Olympic team and then worked as a judo coach. From 1980-83 and 1988-90 he was coach of the Ukrainian SSR judo team. From 1984-88 he was head coach of the Algerian national judo team, from 1990-92 he was head coach of the Belgian national judo team and from 1992-94 he was head coach of the Portuguese national judo team. He later settled in Liège, Belgium.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Judo URS Valery Dvoynikov
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver