Boris Shakhlin


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Shakhlin, Boris Anfiianovich

 

Born Jan. 27, 1932, in Ishim, Tiumen’ Oblast. Soviet gymnast and coach. Honored Master of Sport (1955). International-class official (1968). Member of the CPSU since 1964.

Shakhlin was overall champion of the Olympic Games (1960), of the world (1958), of Europe (1955), and of the USSR (six times from 1954 to 1963). He was Olympic champion six times (1956, 1960, 1964), world champion three times (1958), European champion five times (1955–63), and USSR champion 13 times (1957–63) in various competitions of combined events.

Shakhlin has been awarded the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and medals.

WORKS

Moia gimnastika. Moscow, 1973.
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Ten greatest Olympians of all time by the amount of medals won 1 Larissa Latynina (above) 18 medals, 9 gold USSR, gymnastics 2 Nikolay Andrianov 15 medals, 7 gold USSR, gymnastics 3 Boris Shakhlin 13 medals, 7 gold USSR, gymnastics 4 Edoardo Mangiarotti 13 medals, 6 gold Italy, fencing 5 Takashi Ono 13 medals, 5 gold Japan, gymnastics 6 Paavo Nurmi 12 medals, 9 gold Finland, track and field 7 Sawao Kato 12 medals, 8 gold Japan, gymnastics 8 Alexei Nemov 12 medals, 4 gold Russia, gymnastics 9 Mark Spitz 11 medals, 9 gold USA, swimming 10 Matt Biondi 11 medals, 8 gold USA, swimming