Born on August 28, 1949 in Dolinsk, Sakhalin.
The two-time Olympic champion. The winner of the Games of the XIX Olympiad 1968 in Mexico City in team competitions and floor exercises, bronze medalist with balance beam.
Was praised with the highest score at that Olympics — 9.9 points.
Was awarded the title “Merited Master of Sports”, Order “Badge of Honour”.