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Grigory Vorobiev

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Grigory Petrovich Vorobiev (Григорий Петрович Воробьёв; December 29, 1929 – November 22, 2019) was one of the pioneers of Sports Medicine in Russia. A long time doctor (1959–1996) for the USSR / Russian National Athletics Team, he is best known for developing a concept of "weak" links in athlete's locomotor system. His patients include hundreds of elite athletes; Olympic, World and European champions in Track & Field and numerous other sports. Some of the well known names are: Sergey Bubka (pole vaulter), Vasiliy Alekseyev (weight lifter), Mikhail Voronin (gymnast), Ludmila Belousova / Oleg Protopopov (pair skating), Ekaterina Maximova / Vladimir Vasiliev (Bolshoi Ballet) Dr. Vorobiev was a founding member of the IAAF Medical Committee and served as a chairman of the Medical Committee of Russian Athletics. Biography Dr. Vorobiev was born on December 29, 1929, in Tatarstan, Russia. Early in life, he lost his father in a constructio
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