He is one of the fixing points in the international trampoline scene over decades.

Noumerous of World Class Athletes was formed by his hands, his thoughts, his support.

A russian “Starchi” in the best way of meaning, a strategic person with outstanding knowledge about our sport, a coaching institution.


Now in the age of 82 years old he is still running the trampoline floor with a lot of success.

His granddaughter Julia was so kind to tell us some facts and private pictures about his life, his work and his person.

  • Growing up in Novorossiysk he moved to Krasnodar and was an athlete on acrobatics and tumbling.
  • He stopped his own career in the age of 32 and started then directly his outstanding coaching process.
  • Building a sportshall by his own with his collegues and athletes in 1977 was the fundament of the aspiring trampoline dynasty in Krasnodar.
  • With acribic work on analysing skills, phases, athletes he was able to develope his own techniqual devices and to bring athletes out of the state of fear.
  • His introvert, calm and modest character only in the very successful moments like olympic gold medal and world champion routines shows big emotions.
  • Since he was often called to work abroad he was always staying all the time in Krasnodar and is loving the city.
  • To play backgammon is the only real hobby in his leisure time.
  • And: he was late to his own wedding because of spoking at a competition;-)


I´m sure you will meet him at the start of the FIG WorldCup Series in Baku again.

We wish him a successful preparation for the next competitions.

Thanks to Julia for this private view behind a great coaching life.


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