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Borys Shakhlin

Full name: Borys Anfiyanovych Shakhlin
Original name: Борис Анфіянович Шахлін
Other name(s): Boris Anfiyanovich Shakhlin, Борис Анфиянович Шахлин
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: January 27, 1932 in Ishim, Tyumen, Russia
Died: May 27, 2008 in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Affiliations: Burevestnik Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 7 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze (13 Total)

Biography

Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union won six gold medals in individual gymnastic events, which remains an Olympic best for men, bettered only by Věra Čáslavská among women. Between 1956 and 1964, he won a total of 13 Olympic medals (seven gold, four silver, two bronze) with his strongest individual event being the pommelled 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. Shakhlin also won a total of 14 medals at the World Championships. He won four individual titles at the 1958 World Championships: all-around, horizontal bar, parallel bars, and pommelled horse. He was all-around champion at the 1955 European Championships, the 1958 World Championships, and the 1960 Olympics. 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. He later served as a gymnastics official and was a member of the FIG Technical Committee from 1968-1992. Shakhlin was a senior lecturer on gymnastics at Kiev's National University of Physical Training and Sports. He was awarded the Red Banner of Labor in 1956, the Order of Lenin in 1960, and the mark of Honor in 1964. He was named an Honorary Citizen of both his birthplace, Ishim, and his adopted hometown of Kiev.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 8T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 28
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 4T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Soviet Union URS 8T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Soviet Union URS 13T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Rings Soviet Union URS 15T
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 7T QR
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 1T Gold
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Men's Rings Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Soviet Union URS 1T Gold
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Soviet Union URS 2T Silver
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Soviet Union URS 14T QR
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Soviet Union URS 5
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Soviet Union URS 9 QR
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Rings Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Soviet Union URS 7T QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 8T 112.50 55.75 56.75
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 115.95 57.65 58.30
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2T 115.40 57.60 57.80

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 28 18.25 8.95 9.30
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 7T QR
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 7T 18.95 9.35 9.60
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 14T QR
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 14T 18.95 9.45 9.50

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 4T 18.70 9.35 9.35
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1T 19.350
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1T 19.350 9.600 9.75
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 3 QU 19.20 9.50 9.70
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 5 19.200
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 5 19.200 9.675 9.525
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 4T QU 19.35 9.65 9.70

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 8T 18.85 9.30 9.55
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.400
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.400 9.700 9.70
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 1T QU 19.40 9.70 9.70
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 9 QR
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 9 19.25 9.60 9.65

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 13T 18.75 9.30 9.45
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 3 19.475
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 3 19.475 9.775 9.70
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 2T QU 19.55 9.80 9.75
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.625
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1 19.625 9.775 9.850
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 1 QU 19.55 9.75 9.80

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 15T 18.70 9.35 9.35
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 19.500
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 2 19.500 9.750 9.75
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 2 QU 19.50 9.70 9.80
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 3 19.400
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 3 19.400 9.700 9.70
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 4 QU 19.40 9.70 9.70

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1 19.25 9.50 9.75
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 1T 19.375
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Final 1T 19.375 9.675 9.70
1960 Summer 28 Roma Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 1 QU 19.35 9.60 9.75
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Final Standings 7T QR
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Gymnastics Soviet Union Qualifying 7T 18.90 9.45 9.45
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