Yury Tsapenko

Yury Yakovlevich Tsapenko (Russian: Юрий Яковлевич Цапенко; born 25 July 1938) is a retired Soviet artistic gymnast. He competed at the 1964 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and won a silver medal in the team allround competition and a bronze medal on the pommel horse.[1]

Yury Tsapenko
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Yury Tsapenko at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1938-07-25) 25 July 1938 (age 83)
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
SportArtistic gymnastics
ClubDynamo Moscow

During his career he won five national titles: on the floor (1961), parallel bars (1961) and pommel horse (1961, 1963, 1964). After retirement he worked as a coach, first in Moscow and then in his native Almaty.[2][3]

His wife Natalya Tsapenko is also a former competitive gymnast and coach.[2][3]


  1. ^ Yury Tsapenko. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Е. А. Школьников (2003). Динамо. Энциклопедия. ОЛМА Медиа Групп. p. 114. ISBN 978-5-224-04399-6.
  3. ^ a b Railyan, Sergei (2010-11-26)). Не представляем жизнь друг без друга Archived July 24, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. caravan.kz