BORZOV Valery (1949 ) Ukraine / Track and Field
Valery Borzov was the third European runner to win the 100 m dash at the Olympic games, an event very much dominated by the Americans. He followed the example of British runner Abrahams, in 1924, and the German, Armin Hary, in 1960. During the 1972 Munich games, Borzov also won the 200 m event, thus proving that he was undoubtedly the best sprinter at this time. Dogged by a series of injuries, he couldn't do any better than finish third in the 100 metres at the Montreal Games.He went on to become president of the Ukranian Olympic committee, and a member of the I.O.C. He is married to ex-gymnast Ludmilla Touricheva, who won a total of 14 Olympic medals.