Edvin Ozolin
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Edvin Ozolin

Edvin Ozolin
Edvin Ozolin, Livio Berruti, Salvatore Giannone 1960.jpg
Edvin Ozolin (left) at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Birth nameEdvin Sigizmundovich Ozolin
Born12 February 1939 (1939-02-12) (age 80)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
ClubBurevestnik Leningrad
SKA, Leningrad
Achievements and titles
Personal 100 m - 10.2 (1962)
200 m - 20.8 (1965)

Edvin Sigizmundovich Ozolin (Russian: ? , born 12 February 1939) is a retired Soviet runner and athletics coach. He competed in various sprint events at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won a silver medal in the 4×100 m relay. He won four medals in the relay at the European championships in 1958 and 1966 and at the Summer Universiade in 1961 and 1965. Individually he won 200 m at the 1963 and 1965 Universiade.[1]

Ozolin was born in Leningrad. He took up athletics in 1955 and soon became the best Soviet sprinter of the 1960s, winning 16 national titles: in the 100 m (1959-1963), 200 m (1960-1961 and 1963), 4×100 m relay (1957, 1961, 1965-1966, and 1968) and 200 m hurdles (1963 and 1967). Later he had a long career as a coach. In 1984-1992 he headed the Soviet sprinting and hurdling team and in 1992-2003 the Malaysian track and field team. He wrote several textbooks on sprint running.[1]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Edvin Ozolin". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015.

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