Anatolii Vasil’evich Firsov
Anatolii Firsov, USSR Athlete.
Firsov, Anatolii was born on February 1, 1941 in Moscow.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physical Culture, 1977.
Honoured Master of Sports (hockey), 1964. With the Central Sports Club of the Army. USSR champion, 1963-1973.
European champion, 1964-1970. World champion, 1964-1971. Olympic champion, 1964, 1968, 1972.
Regarded as the best forward at the 1968 Olympic championship, and the 1967 and 1971 world championships. Became a legendary athlete. His professional life is well documented in the Soviet press.