Vladimir Vasin is 71!

Today the first Soviet Olympic champion in Diving, honorary Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee Vladimir Vasin turn 71.

At the Munich Olympic games in 1972 Vladimir Vasin won the competition in the men’s 3-meter springboard, entering history as the first Soviet athlete who became Olympic champion in Diving. In addition, he broke the hegemony of the American jumpers that always won in this discipline of the Olympic program since the 1920 Games.

The ROC team congratulates Vladimir Vasin on his birthday, wishes him health, happiness, prosperity and new successes in his activities for the benefit of the Russian sports and the Olympic movement!