Aleksei Vladimirovich Nikanchikov

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Nikanchikov, Aleksei Vladimirovich


Born July 30,1940, in the settlement of Iagodnoe, now in Magadan Oblast; died Jan. 29, 1972, in Minsk. Soviet athlete; Honored Master of Sports (1966); instructor.

Nikanchikov was repeatedly world champion (1966, 1967, 1970) and USSR champion (1969, 1971) in individual contests and world champion (1967, 1969) in team contests in épée fencing. He was the first recipient of the World Cup (1970), which is awarded to the world’s best épée fencer. In 1970 he received the Feyerick Prize of the International Fencing Federation for honesty and integrity in athletic competition. Nikanchikov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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