Grant Amazaspovich Shaginian

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shaginian, Grant Amazaspovich


Born July 30, 1923, in the village of Giulasarak, Stepanavan Raion, Armenian SSR. Soviet gymnast. Honored Master of Sport (1951). Member of the CPSU since 1951.

Shaginian was Olympic champion in 1952, world champion in 1954, and Soviet champion six times between 1948 and 1955, taking part in individual competitions of combined events. He was all-around champion of the USSR in 1952.

Shaginian has been awarded two orders.

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