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Petr Grigorevich BOLOTNIKOV

Sportsman

Petr BOLOTNIKOV, USSR Sportsman. 1960 Rome Olympics Champion for 10,000 meter run; Champion of Soviet Union; Honoured Master of Sport of USSR. Order of Lenin; All-Union Communist Youth League Central Committee’s Scroll of Honor and inscribed in All-Union Communist Youth League Central Committee’s Book of Honor, 1960.

Background

BOLOTNIKOV, Petr was born in 1931.

Career

1955 in Moscow division of “Spartak” Society. 1957 beat world champion V. Kuts in 10,000 meter run. At 1959 USSR Spartakiada placed 1st in 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs.

At 1960 Rome Olympics placed 1st in 10,000 meter run.