Viktor MEDNOV

Union soviétique SUN

Boxe

  • Médailles
    1 A
  • Participations
    1
  • Première participation
    Helsinki 1952
  • Année de naissance
    1928
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Biographie

Viktor MEDNOV

Viktor Mednov won his only Soviet Championship in 1953. In 1947 and 1950he was a runner-up and in 1949 and 1955 he won a bronze medal. At HelsinkiOlympics, Mednov defeated his first opponent Norman Jones(AUS) by TKO and had a really tough fight in the second round with FerenczAmbruş (ROU). Both the boxers were badly cut, withMednov prevailing when the referee stopped the bout due to injuries sustainedby both boxers, and awarded the fight to Mednov. Mednov won his next matchagainst René Weissmann (FRA) by decision and had awalkover in his semifinal match, as Erkki Mallenius(FIN) withdrew due to hand injury. In the final against ChuckAdkins (USA), Mednov entered the bout with stitches overboth of his eyes and was defeated by a 2-1 decision. This bout was the firstboxing match ever fought between boxers from the United States and the SovietUnion. After his sporting career Mednov worked as a boxing coach and officialwith Trudovye Rezervy. He also liked to paint landscapes as a hobby.

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Helsinki 1952

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Light-Welterweight (≤63.5 kilograms)
Light-Welterweight (≤63.5 kilograms) Boxing

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