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SHAKHLIN Boris
SHAKHLIN Boris

Boris SHAKHLIN

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Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union won seven gold medals in individual gymnastic events, which remains an Olympic best for men, bettered only by Vera Caslavska.

13 Olympic medals

Between 1956 and 1964, he won a total of 13 medals (seven gold, four silver, two bronze) with his strongest individual event being the pommel horse in which he won gold in 1960 and 1964. His 13 Olympic medals was a record for men until it was bettered by fellow Soviet gymnast Nikolay Andrianov.

14 World championship medals

He also won a total of 14 medals at the World Championships. Shakhlin won four individual titles at the 1958 World Championships: all-around, horizontal bar, parallel bars, and pommel horse. Unusually tall for a gymnast, his height and reach were a distinct advantage on the horizontal bar but caused him difficulty on the floor exercise.

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Results

  • Games
    Result
    Sport
    Event
  • S 115.40
    Gymnastics
    individual all-round men
    S 575.45
    Gymnastics
    team competition men
    G 19.625
    Gymnastics
    horizontal bar men
    B 19.400
    Gymnastics
    rings men
  • G 115.95
    Gymnastics
    individual all-round men
    G 19.350
    Gymnastics
    vault men
    S 572.70
    Gymnastics
    team competition men
    S 19.500
    Gymnastics
    rings men
    B 19.475
    Gymnastics
    horizontal bar men
    G 19.400
    Gymnastics
    parallel bars men
    G 19.375
    Gymnastics
    pommel horse men
  • G 568.25
    Gymnastics
    team competition men
    G 19.25
    Gymnastics
    pommel horse men

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