Yuri Allakhverdov

Image of Yuri Allakhverdov at Ocean State School of Gymnastics Center Position: Elite Coach

Yuri was a former USSR Elite Team Coach for the Soviet Men's Team.  When the collapse of the Soviet Union happened Yuri and his family were forced out of there homes and honorable positions and fled to the United States. Because of Yuri's high position in the USSR he was given instant citizenship in the USA. After working at a gym in NJ for ten years, Yuri moved to RI to be closer to his grandchildren. He now offers his expert coaching talent to the boys and girls teams at OSSG. He spent 30 years in the USSR as an elite coach. For thirty years Yuri coached several National, International and Olympic bronze, silver and gold medal gymnasts. His last accomplishment before leaving the Soviet Union just after it's collapse was to develop an Olympic athlete called Valleri Belenki. Belenki competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona Spain.  We welcome Yuri to the OSSG family and are very excited about his enthusiasm.