Vladimir Nikolaevich Artemov (Russian: Владимир Николаевич Артемов, born December 7, 1964) is a former Russian gymnast, Olympic champion and world champion who competed for the Soviet Union. He is considered to be one of the greatest parallel bars workers of all time.
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
|Born||December 7, 1964|
Vladimir, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Residence||San Antonio, TX|
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Discipline||Men's artistic gymnastics|
He was born in Vladimir.
Artemov won a gold medal in parallel bars at the 1983 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Budapest, and again at the 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Rotterdam. He has received five silver medals and two bronze medals at the World Gymnastics Championships. He participated on the Soviet teams which won the team final in 1985, 1987 and 1989, and finished second in 1983.
Artemov was listed among the USSR top ten athletes of the year in 1988.
After the OlympicsEdit
Artemov immigrated to the United States in 1990, settling in Pennsylvania. However, he has mistakenly been identified as the father of current US gymnast Alexander (Sasha) Artemev. The two men are not related. Artemov currently lives in San Antonio, TX where he runs a gym with his wife Natalia.
- "1988 Summer Olympics – Seoul, South Korea – Gymnastics" Archived 2008-05-31 at the Wayback Machine databaseOlympics.com Retrieved on March 29, 2008.
- Jere Longman (March 7, 1991). "Bitterness Intrudes On His Best Of Times". Retrieved January 27, 2015.