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Lev Kuznetsov

Full name: Lev Fyodorovich Kuznetsov
Original name: Лев Фёдорович Кузнецов
Gender: Male
Born: June 1, 1930 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: March 16, 2015 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: VS Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Born and raised in Moskva, Lev Kuznetsov was on the Soviet national team from 1951-62. Competing in sabre, the high point of Kuznetsov’s career came at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, where at first he led the Soviet sabre team to a bronze medal, the first Olympic medal in Soviet fencing history, and then two days later, won an individual bronze in the individual sabre competition. At the World Championships, Kuznetsov was part of Soviet sabre teams that won silvers in 1957 and 1958 and bronzes in 1955, 1959 and 1962. Domestically Kuznetsov won the Soviet individual sabre title in 1959 and team titles in 1951-1954, 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1961. After finishing his sporting career, Kuznetsov worked as a fencing coach with CSKA Moskva from 1962-96. His most famous pupils were multiple Olympic team sabre champions [Vladimir Nazlymov] and [Eduard Vinokurov]. He was also head coach of the Soviet Olympic sabre teams from 1964-88.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Soviet Union URS 6 p2 r2/4
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Soviet Union URS 3 p4 r1/4
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Fencing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Pool Two 6 1952-07-31 3 4 22 27
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Seven 3 1952-07-31 5 1 11
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool 3T 1956-12-05 4 29 24
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Barrage for 3/4 1 1956-12-05 1 5 2
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool Two 3 1956-12-05 4 30 23
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Pool Four 4 1956-12-05 3 23 22
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Pool 4 Barrage for 3-5 2 1956-12-05 1 5 4

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Four 3 1952-07-29 0 2 9 18
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Four 2 1952-07-29 BEL 9, URS 2 2 0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Four 2 1952-07-29 GER 9, URS 7 7 2
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool 3 1956-12-03 1 2 22 25
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1956-12-03 HUN 9, URS 7 7 3
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Team Bout D 2 1956-12-03 POL 9, URS 7 7 1
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1956-12-03 URS 8, FRA 7 8 2
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-12-03 1 1 16 16
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-12-03 FRA 9, URS 7 7 2
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1956-12-03 URS 9, ITA 7 9 2
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-12-03 1 0 14 2
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Fencing Soviet Union URS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-12-03 URS 14, AUS 2 14 3
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