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Aleksandr Tarasov

Full name: Aleksandr Alekseyevich Tarasov
Original name: Александр Алексеевич Тарасов
Gender: Male
Born: March 12, 1927 in Sekirkino, Moskva, Russia
Died: June 16, 1984
Affiliations: Dynamo St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Besides his Olympic gold medal, Aleksandr Tarasov was the world team champion from 1957-59. He also won individual silver in 1957 and individual bronzes in 1958 and 1959 at the World Championships. In 1958, Tarasov won his only Soviet title. After finishing his sporting career, Tarasov worked as a modern pentathlon coach in his hometown of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Soviet Union URS 8
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T TP OP W S
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Final Standings 8 4,479.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Riding 13 810.0 10:44 890.0 80
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Fencing 10 778.0 20
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Shooting 5T 880.0 189
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Swimming 21 825.0 4:35.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Running 5 1,186.0 13:58.1

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP AIP IP
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 13,690.5 4,479.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Riding 3 2,457.5 810.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Fencing 2T 2,194.0 778.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Shooting 1 2,580.0 880.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Swimming 1 2,880.0 825.0
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Running 1 3,579.0 1,186.0
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