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Viktor Arsen’evich KAPITONOV

Viktor KAPITONOV, USSR Sportsman. 1960 Rome Olympics and World Champion in 175-kilometer road cycle race; USSR Champion in 186-kilometer team race; Honoured Master of Sport of USSR. Order of Lenin, 1960; All-Union Communist Youth League Central Committee’s Scroll of Honor.


  • KAPITONOV, Viktor was born in 1933 in Kalinin.

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    • Graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Physical Culture, 1968.


    • Honoured Master of Sports (cycling), 1959. With the Moscow Armed Forces Club. Honoured Sports Instructor of the USSR, 1970.

      USSR champion, 1956-1964. Olympic champion, 1960. Bronze medal, 1960. Author of several sports books, such as Radi Elogo Stoit Zhit’, Moscow, 1978.
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