Anatoly Amelin, 75 years old

Anatoly Amelin in 1968

Born on Saturday 8th June 1946, now on Tuesday 8th June 2021, we mark the 75th birthday of Anatoly Amelin.

Representing the Soviet Union, Anatoly Amelin established a most successful men’s doubles partnership with Stanislav Gomozkov.

At the World Championships in 1967 in Stockholm, the duo emerged the runners up, two years later in Munich they were bronze medallists, a tournament in which Anatoly Amelin also reached the men’s singles semi-finals.

Additionally, in Stockholm, partnering Zoja Rodnova, mixed doubles bronze was secured.

Likewise at the European Championships, in three consecutive tournaments commencing in 1966 in London, it was men’s doubles bronze in harness with Stanislav Gomozkov.

All were tournaments in which he was a member of the Soviet Union men’s team that gained a podium finish. In London and Lyon two years later, the colour was silver, in 1970 in Moscow, bronze.

Furthermore, in both Lyon and Moscow, in the mixed doubles, partnering Svetlana Grinberg, bronze was secured.

Turning the clock back even further, in 1962 in he was the runner up in the junior boys’ singles event at the European Youth Championships in Bled.