Juris Silovs (athlete)
Juris Silovs (Russian: Силов, Юрий Викентьевич; 30 August 1950 – 28 September 2018) was a Latvian athlete from Krāslava who competed for Soviet Union from 1970 til 1978, mainly in the 100 metres. He trained at the VSS Vārpa in Riga.
|Born||August 30, 1950|
Krāslava, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
|Died||September 28, 2018(aged 68)|
|Event(s)||4 × 100 metres relay|
Silovs competed for the USSR in the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich in the 4 x 100 metre relay, where he won the silver medal with his teammates Aleksandr Kornelyuk, Vladimir Lovetskiy and Valeriy Borzov. He returned for the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal in the 4 x 100 metre relay, where the team won the bronze medal with Aleksandr Aksinin, Nikolay Kolesnikov and Valeriy Borzov.
Silovs also competed in the 1973 Universiade in Moscow, winning gold in the 100 m event, as well as silver in the 4x100 m relay team event. He also won gold in 1975 and 1977 in the 4x100 m relay event.
He retired due to trauma in 1978, later becoming a catering entrepreneur.
|60 m (indoor)||6,65 s||9 March 1974||Gothenburg, Sweden||Latvian record|
|60 m (hand stopwatch; indoor)||6,4 s||4 February 1971||Moscow, USSR||Latvian record|
|100 m||10,33 s||August 17, 1973|
|100 m (hand stopwatch)||10,1 s||1974|
|100 m (indoor)||10,66 s||1 March 1978||Moscow, USSR||Latvian record|
|200 m||21,3 s||1973|