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Medal record
Men’s Boxing
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Melbourne Featherweight
European Amateur Championships
Bronze 1957 Prague Featherweight

Vladimir Konstantinovich Safronov (Russian: Владимир Константинович Сафронов) (December 29, 1934 — December 26, 1979[1]) was a featherweight amateur boxer.

Safronov trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Chita, Irkutsk, Moscow. He became the Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1957 and was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor in the same year. He became the first boxer of the USSR to win a gold medal at Olympics.[2] He won gold in Boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne in the featherweight division (– 57 kg). During his career Safronov won 564 fights out of 565.[3]

Safronov graduated from Moscow Poligraphy Institute in 1963 and worked as an art editor at Fizkultura i sport publisher.[3]

Olympic results

  • 1st round bout
  • Defeated Agostino Cossia (Italy) points
  • Defeated Andre de Souza (France) points
  • Defeated Henryk Niedzwiedzki (Poland) points
  • Defeated Thomas Nicholls (Great Britain) points


  1. ^ Могилы знаменитостей. Сафронов Владимир Константинович (1934-1979)
  2. ^ Boris Khavin (1979) (in Russian). All about Olympic Games. (2nd ed. ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. pp. p. 578.  
  3. ^ a b (Russian) Profile in the Olympic Encyclopedia


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