1988 Olympic Games Gold (3) and Bronze (1) Medalist
1987 World Championships Gold (4) and Silver (2) Medalist
1983 World Championships Gold (4) and Silver (2) Medalist
- 1996 Reese's International Gymnastics Cup; 1st-AA, 3rd-FX, 4th(t)-HB,
- 1995 Reese's International Gymnastics Cup; 6th-FX, 2nd-PH, 5th-SR, 3rd-PB,
- 1994 Reese's World Gymnastics Cup; 2nd-AA, 5th-FX, 2nd-PH & SR & HB,
- 1988 Olympic Games; 1st-Team & PH & SR, 3rd-AA
- 1988 USSR Cup; 1st-AA
- 1988 McDonald's Challenge; 2nd-AA
- 1987 World Championships; 1st-Team & AA & PH & HB, 2nd-SR & PB
- 1984 European Championship 1st AA
- 1984 Alternate Olympic Games (Goodwill Games) 1st
AA & 1st in 5 events
- 1983 World Championship; 2nd-Team & FX; 1st-AA & PH & SR & HB
- 1983 McDonald's USA/USSR; 3rd-AA
- 1982 McDonald's USA/USSR; 3rd-AA
All-Around World Gymnastics Champion as noted in the Guinness
Book of World Records.
"Hall of Fame
Dmitri has been
inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame on May 9, 2003. This event
took place in Las Vegas and
Oklahoma City with many of his family, friends and fans in
born in Moscow, Russia on December 22, 1965. He become the World Champion after
only 10 years in the sport, winning the AA title at the 1983 World
Championships. While under the guidance of his coach, the great Alexander
Alexandrov, Dmitri earned many prestigious titles, but never the Olympic AA
title for which he strived.
The AA favorite leading
up to the 1984 Olympics, the Soviet boycott kept him from trying for the title.
Instead, Bilozertchev would compete in Olomouc at the Alternate Games. He won
these games easily, bringing home five gold medals (including the coveted AA
title) and one bronze medal.
With a win at the 1985
Europeans, he looked to be the favorite for the 1985 World Championships.
However, on October 13, just 10 days after receiving his driver's license,
Dmitri was in a serious car accident in which he broke his leg in over 40
places. He narrowly
escaped having his leg amputated, instead undergoing three operations. Following
the accident, Bilozertchev taught himself how to walk again and began
training just one year after the crash. By 1987, he was back on top and won
his second World Championships title-even while parts of his leg were numb.
Dmitri came to the USA in the early
90's for a competition. In 1993, Dmitri showed up at the World Championships in
Birmingham, England as Valeri Belenki's coach. (In 1993, Belenki's native
country of Azerbaijan was not recognized by the F.I.G., but because of Belenki's
accomplishments under the Soviet Union, the F.I.G. made a special allowance for
Belenki to compete for himself and not a country).
Dmitri has since competed in the the
1994 and 1995 Reese's professional competitions, along with some other
exhibitions. He lives in Tigard, Oregon with his wife, Olga Dubrovskaya (a
choreographer who, according to
often works with Svetlana Boguinskaia). his son Alexy and Daughter Alisa. Dmitri & Olga currently own and operate
United Sports Academy Gymnastics in Beaverton, Oregon.