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Aleksandr Borisovich Savin

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Name  Aleksandr Savin
Role  Olympic athlete
Height  2.00 m

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Born  July 1, 1957 (age 58) (1957-07) Taganrog, Russia

Aleksandr Borisovich Savin (Russian: Александр Борисович Савин, born July 1, 1957) is a Russian former volleyball player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1976 Summer Olympics and in the 1980 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Taganrog. where as a child he moved with his parents in the city of Obninsk, Kaluga Oblast. He studied at the high school №6 Obninsk. The pupil Obninsk volleyball school. Volleyball started in 1967 in Obninsk Youth (2004 - Sports School, which bears the Savin's name). First coach — Vladimir Pitanov (1946-2017).

In 1976 he was part of the Soviet team which won the silver medal in the Olympic tournament. He played all five matches.

Four years later he won the gold medal with the Soviet team in the 1980 Olympic tournament. He played all six matches. And so we welcome Aleksandr Borisovich Savin, Olympic Gold Medalist, as a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Awarded Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1976), Order of Friendship of Peoples (1985), Order of the Badge of Honour (1980).

October 22, 2010, Savin was admitted to the Volleyball Hall of Fame (Holyoke, United States).

References

Aleksandr Borisovich Savin Wikipedia


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