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Mikhail Ivanovich Burtsev

athlete

Mikhail Ivanovich Burtsev was a Soviet sabre fencer.

Background

Burtsev, Mikhail was born on June 21, 1956 in Moscow.

Education

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

Career

Burtsev began his fencing career in 1965. He originally fenced for Burevstnik, and later for CSKA Moscow. Burtsev was a graduate of the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism.

He was named a Merited Master of Sport of the USSR (Заслуженный мастер спорта) in 1980. At the 1992 Summer Olympics, he coached the Unified Team fielded by the former Soviet Union, which took the gold medal at men's team sabre. Individual Silver medal at the World Championships (1978) Team.

Achievements

  • Silver medal at the World Championships (1978)Bronze medal at the World Championships (1979)Silver medal at the Olympic Games (1980)Gold medal at the Friendship Games (1984)Merited Master of Sport of the USSR (1980)Six-time world champion (1977, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987)Silver medal at the World Championships (1978, 1981)Bronze medal at the World Championships (1982)Gold medal at the Olympic Games (1976, 1980)Silver medal at the Olympic Games (1988)Gold medal at the Friendship Games (1984).