Blinov Victor Soviet hockey player

Viktor Blinov - Soviet hockey player.Born 09/01/1945, died 07/09/1968 What was doling out numbers.What a short life.But how bright it had to live and make their mark in history, so that after nearly 50 years after your death you remember the grateful fans!

Early career

Blinov Victor was born in the year of the Great Victory - 1945 th.In Omsk, where the family lived future hockey player, and made the first sporting steps.Near the house is a skating rink "Dynamo" stadium, where he and his friends and spent all his spare time.

Omsk "Spartacus"

At the age of 16, in 1961, he was admitted to the Omsk hockey team "Spartacus."A year Blinov Victor debuts in the adult masters team, in a match against one of the leaders of Soviet hockey - Moscow "Dynamo".In that match the hosts managed daring take away points from the Muscovites, ending the match in a draw.Fast, powerful, has great strength defender, he immediately attracted the attention of specialists.Particularly memorable shots of incredible power of goal gifted defender of "Omsk".First goal in the national championship hockey Blinov was able to throw in the eighth game, equalized in the game against the Novokuznetsk "Metallurg"."Omsk" won a victory in that game with the score 3: 1.This season, the young defender played for the club for only 10 games, but in the next two years, he has become an indispensable player on the team.Victor, playing for Omsk "Spartacus" was able to excel in 80 games 13 times.At the end of season 1964, he becomes the owner of the honorary title "Master of Sports of the USSR."Rumors of a Siberian nuggets spread out across the country.A young hockey player receives an invitation to the Moscow "Spartak"

Moscow "Spartak"

While the "red-white" coached the national sports legend - Vsevolod Bobrov.The team for which were then such hockey stars like brothers Mayorov Victor Singer Vyacheslav officers, the young defender did not get lost.The fans in droves to the stadium to watch the rising star hockey.Do not recognize the authority, he threw the puck famous goalkeeper.Under his power moves fall of Russian hockey stars.In the first match for his new club Blinov Victor opened his account of goals.In the first year of performances for "Spartacus", he scored 5 times.In the second season is already 7 times distressed rival goalkeepers.Triumph for him and the team began in 1967.The club has won gold medals in the USSR championship in ice hockey, and Victor became the best defender of the country clogging.In that season, a couple of defenders of Moscow "Spartak" - Alexey Makarov and Viktor Blinov - stunned the hockey world of the Soviet Union its sverhrezultativnoy.Each of them scored 17 goals in the opponents' goal, thus dividing the title of "the best shooting guard".It was the defender of a new formation that combines the quality of a perfect player of the future: a strong, hard, well worth skating and having a crazy cast.Three times in the "Spartacus" Victor Blinov - hockey player of the new generation - became the silver medalist of the USSR championship.For 4 years, it took him a fortune, he played for Moscow "Spartak" 141 games and scored 36 goals.

USSR squad

made his debut in the national team Viktor in the age of nineteen, in the match against Canada.Since the ancestors of hockey, he met 11 times out of 32 games played for the national team of the USSR.In all games in the form of the national team, he scored 10 goals.Ice Hockey World Championships and the Olympic Games in 1968 became the apogee of his career.In the match against Sweden (3: 2), at the Olympics, the young defender, scoring himself and making assists, was one of the best on the court.Total of the tournament Viktor Blinov scored 4 goals in 7 matches.It should be noted that before the tournament the Western media, recognizing the power of the Soviet national team, yet gave their forecasts palm Canadians.And for good reason: the USSR national team won the Olympic Games and the World Hockey Championship in 1968, beating in the final match of the Canadian team with a score of 5: 0.

Leisure, which ruined the young defender

Upon returning home after such a successful performance of all hockey players the team was awarded the title "Honored Master of Sports."So, for twenty-three years, Victor becomes the owner of all the higher hockey international and domestic awards.He is at the peak of his popularity.It seemed that the player expects a starry future.Going on vacation in the summer of 1968 at his home in Omsk, Victor wants to have a good rest from a difficult season.To learn how to rest the rising star of the Soviet hockey, in those years, few knew.During Soviet times, it was customary not to wash dirty linen in public.So many fans and had no idea that their idol has long been addicted to the bottle.According to friends of the hockey player, this addiction he taught my father, who worked as a shoemaker, daily sent teenage son to the store to buy vodka.Entirely giving himself on the court, he is a hockey rink on holiday relaxing in full.A few weeks of constant drinking with fellow countrymen have done their job.He suffered a heart attack.Did not call an ambulance, and this no one knows when Blinov returned to Moscow.

Death Olympic champion

Back in early July in Moscow, Viktor passes medical examination.Perhaps he made cardiogram, doctors have discovered the disease.But the defender, apparently fearing that he may be excluded from the team, did not.Even the healthiest body by combining sports and alcohol crashes.On that fateful day, July 9, 1968, during a training session, unable to withstand strenuous exercise, the heart has stopped forever young and brilliant player.His selfless game, giving their full force for the good of the team, he has earned the love and respect of the fans.

tournament in memory of Victor Blinov

In Omsk, the birthplace of the Olympic champion, since 1987 annually preseason tournament in memory of Vladimir Blinov.In honor of the hockey star is called Sport and Concert Complex in the city of Omsk.At the entrance to the complex is a monument to the athlete.Viktor Blinov included in the Hall of Fame of Russian hockey.He buried one of the most talented defenders of Soviet hockey Vagankovsky cemetery in Moscow.