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Iurii Borisovich Chesnokov

sports official , athlete , colonel

Iurii Chesnokov, USSR Athlete, sports official, colonel.


Chesnokov, Iurii was born on January 22, 1933 in Moscow.


Graduated from the Kuibyshev Military Engineering Academy, 1958.


Honoured Master of Sports (volleyball), 1960. Honorary Coach of the USSR, 1976. Chief Coach of the USSR international volleyball team, 1976.

Colonel, 1977. Vicepresident of the International Federation of Volleyball from 1976. Captain of the USSR international team, 1954-1964. USSR champion, 1954-1966.

World champion, 1960, 1962. Olympic champion, 1964. Senior coach of various teams, 1970-1976.