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Pavel Afanas'evich Stolbov

artistic gymnast

Pavel Stolbov was a gymnast and Olympic champion who competed for the Soviet Union.


Stolbov, Pavel was born on August 30, 1929 in Voroshilovgradskaia Oblast’.


Graduated from the Moscow Oblast' Pedagogical Institute, 1962.


Honoured Master of Sports (gymnastics), 1961. With the Moscow Armed Forces Club. School sports teacher.

International referee from 1970. Olympic champion, 1956. USSR champion, 1956-1963.

Absolute USSR champion, 1957. World champion, 1958. European champion, 1959.

USSR Cup champion, 1959.


  • Stolbov competed at the 1956 Summer in Melbourne where he received a gold medals in team combined exercises with the Soviet team (Viktor Chukarin, Valentin Muratov, Boris Shakhlin, Albert Azaryan and Yuri Titov). Stolbov received an individual silver medal in pommel horse and bronze medal in parallel bars at the 1958 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Moscow, and a silver medal in horizontal bar at the 1962 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Prague.