Summary: Russian gymnast whose 15 medals that won over three Olympics beginning in 1972 made him the second-most decorated male athlete in Olympic history, but who had suffered for years from a degenerative neurological disorder that had robbed him of his ability to speak and to move his arms and legs.
Cause of Death: Complications from multiple system atrophy
Born: October 14, 1952
Died: March 21, 2011
Location: Vladimir, Russia