Vassily Solomin

Vassily Anatolyevich Solomin (Russian: Василий Анатольевич Соломин) (5 January 1953, in Perm – 28 December 1997, in Perm) was a boxer who represented the Soviet Union at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. There, he won a bronze medal in the lightweight division (– 60 kg), after being beaten in the semifinals by Romania's eventual silver medalist Simion Cuţov.[1]

Vassily Solomin
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Lightweight
World Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1974 Havana Lightweight

Solomin began training under Yuri Podshivalov in 1969 at Trudovye Rezervy in Perm. He won the world title (the first in Russian sport history) at the inaugural 1974 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Havana, Cuba. From 1975 he represented the Armed Forces sports society. He was coached by Viktor Ageev.[2]

1976 Olympic resultsEdit

Below are the results of Vassily Solomin, a boxer who competed in the lightweight division at the 1976 Montreal Olympics:

  • Round of 64: bye
  • Round of 32: Defeated Hans-Henrik Palm (Denmark) by decision, 5-0
  • Round of 16: Defeated Bogdan Gajda (Poland) by decision, 5-0
  • Quarterfinal: Defeated András Botos (Hungary) by decision, 5-0
  • Semifinal: Lost to Simion Cuţov (Romania) by decision, 0-5 (was awarded bronze medal)

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