Dvoinikov Valéry VassiliévitchChampion of the USSR: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974
Medalist in the USSR Championship: 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979
European Champion: 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976
Medalist at the European Championships: 1971,1974,1975,1976
World University Champion: 1974
Vice World Champion: 1975
Vice champion of the Olympic Games: 1976
Member of the USSR national team from 1968 to 1978
Rare appliances, exceptional physical and volitional qualities made Valery Dvoinikov legend of world judo.
He was considered one of the fastest judoka in the world, his magnificent "kata-guruma" feared by all, his name also carries one of the upheavals in the Ne Waza (fight on the tatami) – "Dvoinikov roll".
Valery Dvoinikov born May 4, 1950 in the village of "Staraya Techa" ("Old Leak"), which is near the Ozersk city - undercover atomic town in Chelyabinsk region. In 1965 he joined the sambo-wrestling (Soviet version of judo) team, a children and youth sports school of sports club "Granit" ("Granite"). This school was founded and led by the first (and main) great coach in career of Valery Dvoinikov - Vladimir Sergeevitch Musatov. Second coach at this school was brother of Vladimir Sergeevitch Musatov - Nikolay Sergeevitch Musatov.
Just 3 years later, in 1968, he became the champion of the USSR in Sambo in the age group under 18, and, as an additional result, received the official Soviet title "Master of Sports".
Further he won the championship of the USSR in Sambo in the age group under 20 in 1969 and 1970.
With Musatovs brothers Valery take medals in USSR championships (without age restriktions).
With 20 years of Valery Dvoinikov rightfully became part of the national judo team, having won back in 1970 in Bordeaux title of champion of Europe among juniors (under 20 years) in his weight class - up to 70 kg.
(On the photo - honoring Champion 1970 European Judo Championships Valery Dvoinikov in his native sport club "Granite" city Ozersk, Chelyabinsk region. On the right from Valery – second coach Nikolay Sergeyevitch Musatov, on the left - the first great & main coach in Valery’s life, Vladimir Sergeyevitch Musatov).
With Musatovs brothers Valery won medals in USSR championships (without age restrictions, 1970 – Sambo, 1971 – judo), became bronze medalist of European Championship-1971, won famous Tbilissi International Judo Tournament, were won in final over European champion Dietmar Hotger (DDR).
Valery preparing for the Munich Olympics-72 in the national team, and Vladimir Sergeyevitch Musatov was one of the official coaches of national judo-team (only one of the coaches of the South Urals region. No other coaches from the South Urals in Soviet Olympic team-1972).
Despite the fact that Valery Dvoinikov in preparation for the Olympic Games in Munich-1972 in the USSR team in judo demonstrated excellent results in sparring, excellent physical shape and won the International Tournament in Tbilisi, which was considered at the time one of the most influential tournaments world, his coach, Vladimir Sergeyevich Musatov, failed to achieve the inclusion of his great disciple in the number of participants in the Olympics.
At Soviet national level was important not so much sports properties and talent of student than "political weight" coach. It is clear that 33-year coach of a small "secret" city, who work for one of the numerous small union sports societies, has weight a lot less, than coaches of police & KGB sportive society "Dinamo" and Red Army sportive society "CSKA".
To provide access to the world stage Valery, was found perfect decision for the situation - Valery moved to team of famous Ukrainian coach Yaroslav Voloshchuk, to Kiev, where he entered the Kiev State Institute of Physical Culture and Sport, and entered the strong sports Society of all Soviet RailRoads - Lokomotiv.
Despite the competition that already reigned at the time between the two neighboring republics and
despite his moving, Valery Dvoinikov scored again to reinstate the Soviet national team to win three European titles
in three years. He also became University World Champion in Brussels and Vice World Champion in Vienna in 1975, but
the top of this dazzling epic was his participation in the Olympic Games in 1976 Monréal in the weight class that
was not his (at the photo - Merited Coach of the Soviet Union, order bearer Yaroslav Ivanovitch Voloschuk).
However, this defeat was seen as a victory by many spectators and connoisseurs of judo since Valery Dvoinikov
successfully demonstrated in practice meant that the true spirit of judo, instilled by its inventor, Jigaro Kano,
ie victory the technical face of brute force.
After these Olympics and some extra medals gained in various international tournaments, Valery Dvoinikov decided to end his judoka career to start a brilliant coaching career during which he formed several champions of the national teams of Ukraine, Algeria, Portugal, Belgium ... and Liège in Belgium and he decided to settle with his family. He lived there since 1991.
(At the photo – Liège, Belgium)