|Full name||Aleksandr Georgievich Baryshnikov|
|Born||November 11, 1948(age 70)|
|Height||198 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||130 kg (287 lb)|
He competed for the USSR in the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the Shot Put where he won the bronze medal. He returned four years later in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union where he improved one place to second winning the silver medal.
He was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor.