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Vlasov at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born(1935-12-05)5 December 1935
Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died13 February 2021(2021-02-13) (aged 85)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight125–136 kg
Coached bySuren Bogdasarov[1]

Yury Petrovich Vlasov (Russian: Юрий Петрович Власов; 5 December 1935 – 13 February 2021) was a Soviet and Russian writer and heavyweight weightlifter and politician. He competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won a gold medal in 1960 and a silver in 1964. He retired in 1968.

He was a member of the Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union (1989) and then of the Russian State Duma (1993) and took part in the 1996 Russian presidential election.[2]

Vlasov died of natural causes on 13 February 2021, in Moscow, Russia.[3]