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Juris Silovs (Russian: Силов, Юрий Викентьевич; 30 August 1950 – 28 September 2018)[1] 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.

Juris Silovs
Personal information
Born(1950-08-30)August 30, 1950
Krāslava, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Latvia)
DiedSeptember 28, 2018(2018-09-28) (aged 68)
Event(s)4 × 100 metres relay


Sports careerEdit

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.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time Date Location Notes
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


External linksEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Juris Silovs". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.