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Leonid Vasil’evich Spirin

athletics competitor

Leonid Vasilevich Spirin was a Russian athlete who competed for the Soviet Union.


Spirin, Leonid was born on June 21, 1932 in Moscow Oblast’.


Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport, Youth and Tourism.


Honoured Master of Sports (track and field athletics), 1956. With Moscow Trud. Coach. Olympic champion, 1956 (20km walk).

USSR champion, 1958.


  • He competed for the USSR in the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia in the 20 kilometer walk where he won the gold medal.