WikiNow lets you discover the news you care about, follow the topics that matter to you and share your favourite stories with your friends.

© WikiNow

Valeriy Pylypovych Borzov is a Ukrainian former sprint athlete who competed for the Soviet Union. He is a three-time Olympian, a former president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, and Minister for Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

Valeriy Borzov.jpg
Valeriy Borzov at the 2008 Olympics
Head of State Committee of Youth, Fitness and Sport
In office
30 July 1990 – 6 June 1991
Prime Minister Vitaliy Masol
Vitold Fokin
Preceded by ?
Succeeded by himself (as minister)
President of NOC Ukraine
In office
1990–1998
Preceded by created
Succeeded by Ivan Fedorenko
Minister of Youth and Sport
In office
6 June 1991 – 20 August 1996
Prime Minister Vitold Fokin
Leonid Kuchma
Vitaliy Masol
Yevhen Marchuk
Pavlo Lazarenko
Preceded by himself (as head of committee)
Succeeded by himself (as head of committee)
Head of State Committee of Fitness and Sport
In office
20 August 1996 – 26 August 1997
Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko
Valeriy Pustovoitenko
Preceded by himself (as minister)
Succeeded by Suzanna Stanik
Personal details
Born (1949-10-20) 20 October 1949 (age 67)
Sambir, Lvov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1972–1991)
People's Movement of Ukraine (1998-2003)
SDPU(u) (2003–?)
Spouse(s) Ludmilla Tourischeva (1977)
Children Tetyana (1978)
Valeriy Borzov
Valeri Borzov.jpg
Borzov (932) during the heats of the 200 m in Munich, 1972
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 100 m
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 200 m
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich 4×100 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal 100 m
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal 4×100 m relay
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1969 Athens 100 m
Gold medal – first place 1971 Helsinki 100 m
Gold medal – first place 1971 Helsinki 200 m
Gold medal – first place 1974 Rome 100 m
Silver medal – second place 1969 Athens 4×100 m relay

Valeriy Pylypovych Borzov (Ukrainian: Валерій Пилипович Борзов, Russian: Валерий Филиппович Борзов, Valeriy Filippovich Borzov; born 20 October 1949) is a Ukrainian former sprint athlete who competed for the Soviet Union. He is a three-time Olympian, a former president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, and Minister for Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

In 1972 he won both the 100 and 200 metres sprint events for the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games in Munich.

The Fastest Men On Earth (1972 - Munich) 17/20

This part features Valeriy Borzov (URS)

Valeriy Borzov Wins 100m Gold - Munich 1972 Olympic Games

Highlights from the Munich 1972 Olympic Games as Valeriy Borzov wins the gold medal in the men's 100m event, representing the Soviet Union. Subscribe to ...

The fastest White men of all time

The top performances by Caucasian sprinters in world athletics track & field history at the 100 meter dash or simply put: the fastest White guys of all time Track ...

Valeriy Borzov Personal Bests

Валерій Борзов Assembled for the first time, all the lifetime best races by the legendary sprinter Valeriy Borzov (URS). 60m - Borzov ran twice 6.58 in his career, ...

Valeriy Borzov 1972/1976

valeriy borzov short bio