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Viktor Arsen’evich KAPITONOV

Sportsman

Viktor KAPITONOV, USSR Sportsman. 1960 Rome Olympics and World Champion in 175-kilometer road cycle race; USSR Champion in 186-kilometer team race; Honoured Master of Sport of USSR. Order of Lenin, 1960; All-Union Communist Youth League Central Committee’s Scroll of Honor.

Background

KAPITONOV, Viktor was born in 1933 in Kalinin.

Education

Graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Physical Culture, 1968.

Career

Honoured Master of Sports (cycling), 1959. With the Moscow Armed Forces Club. Honoured Sports Instructor of the USSR, 1970.

USSR champion, 1956-1964. Olympic champion, 1960. Bronze medal, 1960. Author of several sports books, such as Radi Elogo Stoit Zhit’, Moscow, 1978.