Shakhlin, Boris Anfiianovich

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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.


Moia gimnastika. Moscow, 1973.
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