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Romuald Klim


Romuald Klim

Romuald Klim
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold Tokyo 1964 Hammer throw
Silver Mexico City 1968 Hammer throw
European Championships
Gold Budapest 1966 Hammer throw
Silver Athens 1969 Hammer throw

Romuald Iosifovich Klim (Belarusian: Рамуальд Язэпавіч Клім, Russian: Ромуальд Иосифович Клим) (25 May 1933 – 28 May 2011) was a Soviet hammer thrower.

Klim was born in the village of Khvoevo, Niasviž District, Minsk Province. He trained at VSS Сhervony Stsyag in Vitebsk and later at the Armed Forces sports society in Minsk.

He competed for the USSR in the 1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan in the hammer throw where he won the gold medal. He returned four years in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City, Mexico and nearly defended his title, being beaten only by Hungarian Gyula Zsivotzky who had won the previous two silver medals.

Klim was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1965.

External links

  • Obituary from IAAF
  • Biography from Belarus Olympic Committee (Russian)
  • Interview (Russian)
Preceded by
Gyula Zsivótzky
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
June 15, 1969 – October 12, 1969
Succeeded by
Anatoliy Bondarchuk

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