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Valeriy Borzov
Valeriy Pylypovych Borzov
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Valeriy Borzov.jpg
Valeriy Borzov at the 2008 Olympics
Head of State Committee of Youth, Fitness and Sport

30 July 1990 - 6 June 1991
Vitaliy Masol
Vitold Fokin
?
himself (as minister)
President of NOC Ukraine

1990-1998
created
Ivan Fedorenko
Minister of Youth and Sport

6 June 1991 - 20 August 1996
Vitold Fokin
Leonid Kuchma
Vitaliy Masol
Yevhen Marchuk
Pavlo Lazarenko
himself (as head of committee)
himself (as head of committee)
Head of State Committee of Fitness and Sport

20 August 1996 - 26 August 1997
Pavlo Lazarenko
Valeriy Pustovoitenko
himself (as minister)
Suzanna Stanik
Personal details
Born (1949-10-20) 20 October 1949 (age 69)
Sambir, Lviv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political partyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union (1972-1991)
People's Movement of Ukraine (1998-2003)
SDPU(u) (2003-?)
Spouse(s)Ludmilla Tourischeva (1977)
ChildrenTetyana (1978)

Valeriy Pylypovych Borzov (Ukrainian: ? , Russian: ? ? , Valeriy Filippovich Borzov; born 20 October 1949) is a Ukrainian former sprint athlete who competed for the Soviet Union. He is a two-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.

Career

Born in Sambir, Drohobych Oblast, Soviet Union,[1] Borzov started his track and field career in 1968. He had already won the 100 m championship in 1969, when he equalled Armin Hary's nine-year-old European record of 10.0 seconds.

At the 1972 Munich Olympics, two of the American favorites, Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson, missed the 100 m quarterfinals being given wrong starting time of the heats. Coincidentally Borzov almost missed his own quarter final as well, having fallen asleep in the stadium. His coach woke him up just as the race was about to start.[2] Their times in the trials were both 9.9 with Eddie Hart just ahead.

The picture featuring Borzov winning the 200 m heats at the 1972 Summer Olympics was selected for the Voyager Golden Record and later launched into space aboard two Voyager spacecraft in 1977.[3] However, the Americans won the 4 × 100 m relay, with the Soviets taking second place. Hart ran the anchor leg of that relay and as the Americans were ahead of the U.S.S.R. at the final changeover.

Rumours of a planned assassination attempt and his possible defection attempt surrounded his appearance at the Montreal Olympics. He finished third in the 100 m race behind Caribbean sprinters Hasley Crawford and Donald Quarrie, in a time of 10.14, his fourth Olympic medal. In the 4 × 100 m relay, his team won another bronze.

A persistent injury forced Borzov to abandon his hopes to participate in his third Olympic Games. He ended his career in 1979. He married Ludmilla Tourischeva, a four-time Olympic champion in gymnastics, in 1977.

Political career

Borzov's political career started back in 1970s as a member of the Communist Youth League in Ukraine Komsomol of Ukraine. In 1980-1986 he was one of secretaries of the Central Committee of Komsomol of Ukraine. From 1991 to 1998, Borzov served as the president of the Ukrainian Olympic Committee. He has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1994. He has also held a Youth and Sports cabinet minister position with the Government of Ukraine from 1990 till 1997.[4] From 1998 until 2006, he was a member of the Ukrainian parliament.[4] Soon after being elected on the party list for People's Movement of Ukraine (Rukh) in 1998 he changed from the Rukh faction to the faction "Reforms Center" in 1998-1999. Yet after dissolution of the parliamentary faction of Hromada, in 1999 Borzov became one of the first who joined the newly created parliamentary faction Batkivshchyna (today known as All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland") in Verkhovna Rada, with which he stayed almost to the end of the third parliamentary convocation. Sometimes in 2001 Borzov decided to change sides again and joined the parliamentary faction of Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united). He stayed with the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united) for the next elections in 2002 and eventually became a member of the party in 2003.

Gallery

Bibliography

  • Valeriy Borzov (1982). 10 Seconds - The Whole Life (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport.

References

Preceded by
introduced
President of Ukrainian NOC
1990-1998
Succeeded by
Ivan Fedorenko
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jamaica Donald Quarrie
Men's 200 m Best Year Performance
1972
Succeeded by
United States Steve Williams


Records
Preceded by
Soviet Union Vladislav Sapeya
European Record Holder Men's 100 m
18 August 1968 - 6 September 1970
Succeeded by
West Germany Gert Metz
Preceded by
--
European Record Holder Men's 100 m
31 August 1972 - 14 September 1979
Succeeded by
Italy Pietro Mennea
Preceded by
Switzerland Philippe Clerc
European Record Holder Men's 200 m
18 July 1971 - 16 June 1972
Succeeded by
Italy Pietro Mennea
Preceded by
Italy Pietro Mennea
European Record Holder Men's 200 m
4 September 1972 - 9 September 1979
Succeeded by
Italy Pietro Mennea

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