Gratsian Georgievich Botev
Gratsian Botev, USSR Athlete.
Botev, Gratsian was born on December 13, 1928 in Luga, Leningrad Oblast’.
Graduated from the Leningrad Pedagogical Higher School of Physical Culture, 1948.
Honoured Master of Sport (rowing), 1957. USSR champion, 1956, 1958-1960. Olympic champion (with P. Kharin 10,000 metres), 1956.
Silver medal (1,000 metres), 1956.