Valeriy Brumel

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Валерий Николаевич
Брумель
Image:ValeryBrumel.jpg
Nickname: Space Jumper
Major: Athlete (high jumper)
Birth: April 14 1942, Razvedki village
Death: January 26 2003, Moscow
Sex: Male
Nation: Russian
Achievements:
6 WRs in 1961-1971
Olympic champion in 1964

Valeriy Brumel (April 14, 1942 - January 26, 2003) was a Soviet athlete who broke the world record for high jump 6 times from 1961 to 1963 (from 2.23m to 2.28m). He won a silver medal in the 1960 Olympics and gold in 1964.

After going undefeated during the 1965 season, Brumel was brutally injured in an autombile accident. Even after undergoing 29 operations, he could never get his career back on track, though he jumped 2.06 m in 1970.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Miscellaneous

  • USSR Master of Sport, 1961
  • USSR Champion, 1961 and 1963
  • European champion, 1962


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