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Aleksandr Nikiforovich Voronin

weightlifter

Aleksandr Nikiforovich Voronin was a Russian weightlifter and Olympic champion who competed for the Soviet Union.

Background

Voronin, Aleksandr was born on May 23, 1951 in Cheliabinsk.

Education

Studied at the Prokop’evskii High School of Physical Culture.

Career

Honoured Master of Sports (heavy-weight wrestling), 1976. USSR champion, 1975, 1979. European champion, 1976-1977, 1979.

World champion, 1976-1977. Olympic champion, 1976 (242, 5kg).

Achievements

  • Voronin won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.