Gennadiy Stepanovich Solodov (Russian: Геннадий Степанович Солодов, 6 October 1934 – 2 May 2020) was a Soviet/Russian racewalker who specialized in the 20 km distance. He competed at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics and placed fifth in 1964.
|Born||6 October 1934|
Kurgan, RSFSR, USSR
|Died||2 May 2020 (aged 85)|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||20 km – 1:28:23 (1963)|
In his early years Solodov competed both in racewalking and cross-country skiing, and later claimed that he always liked the latter, but not the former sport. Between 1953 and 1956 he served in the Soviet Army. He retired in 1968 after placing fifth at the national championships, and thus failing to qualify for the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Solodov died on May 2, 2020 at the age of 85.
- Геннадий Степанович Солодов. sportufo.ru
- Gennady Solodov. sports-reference.com
- Ушел из жизни Заслуженный тренер РСФСР Геннадий Солодов
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