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Mikhail Jakovlievitch Voronin ( ; 26 March 1945 in Moscowmarker - 22 May 2004) was one of the world's strongest Russian gymnasts, who competed for the USSRmarker in the late 1960s-early 1970s.

Voronin trained at Dynamo in Moscowmarker, becoming the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1966. He won gold, silver and bronze medals in the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics. He became 1966 World Champion in the all-around and at rings. Participating in European Championships in 1967, 1969 and 1971, he became a champion in the all-around (1967, 1969), at rings (1967, 1969, 1971), on parallel bars (1967, 1969) and on pommel horse in 1967.

At the national level Voronin won the USSR Championships in the all-around (1968-69, 1970-71), at rings (1966-67, 1969-72), on pommel horse (1967, 1969-70), on parallel bars (1967, 1969), on high bar (1971) and in free exercise (1966).

He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1969, worked as the vice-chairman of a department of the Central Council of Dynamo sports society and as the vice-chairman of the USSR Gymnastics Federation. He became the Honoured Trainer of the Russian SFSR in 1979 and the Honoured Trainer of the USSR in 1980. In 1973 he graduated from the State Central Order of Lenin Institute of Physical Culture (GTsOLIFK).

References

  1. Voronin's profile in the Great Olympic Encyclopedia


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