Edvin Ozolin (left) at the 1960 Olympics
|Birth name||Edvin Sigizmundovich Ozolin|
|Born||12 February 1939 (age 80)|
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
|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.
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.
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