Vladimir Kaminskiy

Vladimir Kaminskiy

Olympic champion
Country: Belarus

  1. Biography of Vladimir Kaminsky
  2. Olympic Achievements
  3. Coaching Career

Biography of Vladimir Kaminsky

Vladimir Kaminsky was a Soviet cyclist and Olympic champion. He was born on April 18, 1950, in the Minsk region. He was the third son in his family, and his older brothers, Leonid and Anatoly, were also involved in cycling.

Vladimir Kaminskiy

Olympic Achievements

In 1974, Kaminsky made his debut as a member of the Soviet national team in team cycling races at the championship in Canada, where the team finished in second place, losing only by 2 seconds to the Swedish team. The following year, in 1975, he participated again, and the team finished in second place once more, this time behind the Polish team.

In 1976, Kaminsky, along with Valery Chaplygin from Russia, Anatoly Chukanov from Ukraine, and Estonian athlete Aavo Pikkuus, won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Montreal. They surpassed the Polish team by 20 seconds. It is worth noting that the team faced disqualification before the race due to a violation of the uniform regulations, but they managed to overcome this obstacle and secure victory.

Kaminsky continued to participate in various competitions after the Olympics, but he did not make it into the team for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He graduated from the Belarusian State Institute of Physical Culture in 1980.

Coaching Career

From 1996 to 1999, Kaminsky served as the head coach of the Belarusian national team. During his coaching tenure, he contributed to the development and success of Belarusian cyclists.