Yuri Lyapkin

Yuri Evgenievich Lyapkin (born January 21, 1945) is a Russian retired ice hockey defenceman.[1]

Yuri Lyapkin
Born (1945-01-21) January 21, 1945 (age 75)
Balashikha, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Khimik Voskresensk
HC Spartak Moscow
Oji Seishi
National team  Soviet Union
Playing career 1964–1982


Lyapkin is Jewish.[1][2] He played in the Soviet Hockey League for Khimik Voskresensk and HC Spartak Moscow. He won a gold medal playing for the undefeated Soviet Union team at the 1976 Olympics.[1][2][3] He also won world championships with the Soviet team in 1970/71, 72/73, 73/74, and 74/75, and a silver medal in 75/76.[4]

He was inducted into the Russian and Soviet Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973. He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2020.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Lyapkin, Yuri". Jewsinsports.org. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Paul Taylor (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: the clash between sport and politics: with a complete review of Jewish Olympic medallists. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 9781903900888. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Yury Lyapkin". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-12-04.
  4. ^ Yuri Lyapkin - Eliteprospects.com
  5. ^ "Yuri Lyapkin". Jewishsports.net. 1945-01-21. Retrieved 2020-01-30.

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