The main victories of the Soviet sport

The main victories of the Soviet sport

From early childhood, a Soviet man realized that he was living in a country of heroes. This engendered in him a passionate desire to be the first, an indomitable desire to commit some act that would glorify not only him, but the whole Soviet power. Soviet athletes were at the forefront of the exploits: during the Cold War, it was they who had the main role of propagandists of the Soviet way of life.

Recalls the top 7 victories of Soviet sport, which will forever be included in the annals of world sport.

Triumph at the Olympics in Melbourne (1956)

The USSR team only for the second time in its history participated in the Olympic Games. If at the Olympiad in Helsinki (1952), Soviet athletes took the second place in the overall team competition, the USSR national team became the absolute winner in the team event in Melbourne. Soviet athletes won the most gold (37), and silver (29), and bronze (32) medals. Aloof in the triumph of the Soviet Olympic team is the victory of the USSR football players, who in the final defeated the Yugoslavs with a score of 1-0. This was the first major victory of Soviet football.

The first European champions in football (1960)

We have already forgotten that the USSR national team became the first winner of the European Cup in history. Two major victories in a row in four years made the Soviet team part of the elite of the football world, along with the British, Brazilians, Germans and Italians. To see such football players as Lev Yashin, Slava Metreveli and Viktor Monday, all the superclubs of Europe dreamed of.

Canadian Cup Triumph

USSR hockey team Blitz Krieg won the world hockey. In 1954, Soviet hockey players became world champions for the first time, in 1956 they became Olympic champions, and in 1972 and 1974, the team of the Soviet Union showed that it could fight on equal terms with legendary Canadian professionals. True, the USSR national team played only friendly games with the latter. In 1976, the first Canadian Cup was held, where NHL and WWE stars played for the USA and Canada teams, but Soviet hockey players took only third place, letting the Canadians and Czechs go ahead. But the second Cup of Canada, which took place in 1981, was a great triumph for the Soviet hockey. In the final, hockey players of the USSR national team did not leave a stone unturned from the team of Canadian professional stars. Canadians were so upset that they did not allow them to take away the trophy in the USSR.It is noteworthy that the Soviet players dedicated their victory to Valery Kharlamov, who died tragically shortly before the tournament.

The victory of the USSR basketball team at the Munich Olympics (1972)

Aleksnadra Belov's “golden” shot to the US national team basket at the last second of the USSR-USA basketball finals at the Olympics in Munich is still dreaming of American fans in nightmarish dreams. Then the throw of the Soviet basketball player caused a huge scandal: the Americans felt that the ball had been in the basket after the final whistle. Before this match, US basketball players have never lost a history in the Olympics — not a single game. "Success Story" ended with one throw of Alexander Belov, who returned home as a national hero. It is interesting that, according to rumors, the Americans did not take away their silver medals, and one of the players in his will gave orders to descendants, never, under any circumstances, take the Munich silver.

Olympic collection of Larisa Latynina

Until 2012, the Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina held the record for the number of Olympic medals: 9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals. Already in her debut at the Olympic Games in Melbour (1956), the athlete triumphantly won 4 gold, one silver and one bronze. But Larisa Latynina established an absolutely unique achievement in the European Championships in 1957, when she won the whole set of gold medals.

"Book of records" by Irina Rodnina

The name of the legendary Soviet figure skater Irina Rodnina is twice listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The first time at the World Championships in 1973, Rodnin, in a pair with Alexander Zaitsev, received the top ten scores of 6.0 for their performance. And the second entry in the book Irina received after the end of her career, as an athlete who did not lose a single tournament in her career.

6 meters

If Yuri Gagarin became a pioneer in the exploration of outer space, then the Soviet pole vaulter Sergei Bubka was the first among earthlings to overcome the height of 6 meters. In 1985, at the Roman Olympic Stadium, this seemed to be a completely “cosmic” result. In total, during his career, the athlete set 35 world records. His jump to 6 meters 15 centimeters, which he made, speaking for Ukraine in 1993, is still a world record.It is not by chance that the then head of the International Olympic Committee, Marquis Juan Antonio Samaranch, called Sergei Bubka the most outstanding athlete of our time.

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