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Aleksandr Georgievich Baryshnikov (Russian: Александр Георгиевич Барышников, born November 11, 1948) is a former Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the Shot Put. He trained at Dynamo in Leningrad.

Aleksandr Baryshnikov
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Full nameAleksandr Georgievich Baryshnikov
NationalitySoviet
BornNovember 11, 1948 (1948-11-11) (age 70)
Height198 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight130 kg (287 lb)
Sport
Country Soviet Union
SportAthletics
Event(s)Shot put

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.

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Records
Preceded by
  Al Feuerbach
Men's Shot Put World Record Holder
June 10, 1976 – July 6, 1978
Succeeded by
  Udo Beyer