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Yevgeny Cherkasov

Full name: Yevgeny Yevgenyevich Cherkasov
Original name: Евгений Евгеньевич Черкасов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: October 12, 1930 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: November 20, 2013 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Specializing in rapid-fire pistol, Yevgeny Cherkasov competed at two Olympic Games, two World and two European Championships. He won the rapid-fire pistol silver at the 1956 Olympic Games, while placing 12th in 1960, was a World team champion in 1954 and 1958 and European individual champion in 1955 and team champion in 1955 and 1959. He also won Soviet rapid-fire pistol titles in 1956 and 1958 and set one rapid-fire pistol world record in 1955, with 587, when he won the European title in Buçuresti, Romania. Cherkasov also helped Soviet teams set world records in winning the 1954 and 1958 World titles and the 1955 European titles. After finishing his sporting career, Cherkasov worked more than 30 years as the doctor for the Soviet and later Russian national shooting teams.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1960 Summer 29 Roma Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres Soviet Union URS 12

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit TH PTS R1TH R2TH R1P R2P
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Shooting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 60 585 30 30 292 293
1960 Summer 29 Roma Shooting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 579 296 283