Yuriy VLASOV, USSR Master of Sport. Heavyweight athlete; World and USSR Weightlifting Champion, since 1959; 1960 Olympics Heavyweight Weightlifting Champion; military engineer; Senior Lieutenant, USSR Air Force; member, Central Sports Club of the Army. Order of Lenin, 1960; Gold Medal at Rome Olympics, 1960.
VLASOV, Yuriy was born in 1936.
1954 graduated Suvorov School, Saratov. 1959 graduated Moscow Air Force Academy.
Since 1954 engaged in athletics. 1955 set All-Union record. 1959 set his first world jerk record at Leningrad.
At 1959 World Championship in Warsaw set new world snatch record and became Outright World Heavyweight Weightlifting Champion. Now holds All-Union and European press record and All-Union, European and World jerk record.