Vytautas Briedis

Julius Vytautas Briedis (27 August 1940 – 22 September 2019) was a Lithuanian rower who specialized in the eight. In this boat class he won three silver medals at the European and world championships of 1962–1964[1] and finished fifth and third at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics, respectively.[2]

Vytautas Briedis
Soviet men rowing eight EC 1964.jpg
Soviet eight at the 1964 European Championships, Briedis is third from left
Personal information
Born(1940-08-27)27 August 1940
Nausėdžiai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Died22 September 2019(2019-09-22) (aged 79)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Alma materKaunas Polytechnic Institute
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
ClubŽalgiris Vilnius

Briedis started rowing in 1955. Between 1959 and 1962 he worked as electrician and welder. In 1968 he graduated from the Vilnius branch of the Kaunas Polytechnic Institute and between 1969 and 1976 worked as an engineer. After that he coached rowing, first at Dynamo Vilnius and then at the national level. Since 1990 he acted as a sports functionary.[3]

Briedis died on 22 September 2019 in Vilnius.[4][5]


  1. ^ Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften – Achter – Herren Archived 17 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Achter) at sport-komplett.de
  2. ^ Vytautas Briedis at Sports Reference
  3. ^ Briedis Julius Vytautas. Lithuanian Encyclopedia of Sport
  4. ^ "Netektis irklavimo pasaulyje: užgeso olimpinio prizininko Vytauto Briedžio gyvybė". LRT.lt (in Lithuanian). 22 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Anapilin iškeliavo olimpinis prizininkas, vienas LTOK atkūrėjų Julius Vytautas Briedis". DELFI (in Lithuanian). 23 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.

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