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Nikolai Vekšin

Full name: Nikolai Vekšin
Other name(s): Nikolai Wekschin
Gender: Male
Born: May 23, 1887 in Haapsalu, Läänemaa, Estonia
Died: January 15, 1951 in Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Estonian Sea Yacht Club
Country: EST Estonia
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Nikolai Vekšin was introduced to yachting in 1911 while studying in Sankt Petersburg Polytechnical University and as a talented yachtsman he was selected to the Russian 1912 Olympic team already as an alternate. The peak of his very long yachtsman career was probably at the 1928 Summer Olympics, where he captained the Estonian Yacht “Tutti V” to a bronze medal in 6 m class. He was still a world-class yachtsman in 1945, when aged 58 he won a silver in Soviet championships in L45 class and earned a title Master Athlete of Soviet Union.

From 1925-1940 Vekšin worked as an engineer in Põhja Paberi- ja Puupapivabrikute AS (Northen Paper- and Carton Factory) and was a board member of Estonian Sea Yacht Club. Nikolai Vekšin was arrested by NKVD (Soviet secret police) in 1949, because he had been an officer of Yudenich Army (part of the White Army under command of Nikolay Yudenich) and was sent to a prison-camp in Norilsk, Siberia, where he died shortly afterwards.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Mixed 6 metres Tutti V EST 3 Bronze

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Tutti V EST Final Standings 1928-08-02
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Tutti V EST Race One 1928-08-02 3-05:06
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Tutti V EST Race Two 1928-08-03 1-56:55
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Tutti V EST Race Three 1928-08-04 2-14:01
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Tutti V EST Race Four 1928-08-05 2-15:13
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Tutti V EST Race Five 1928-08-07 2-14:27
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Tutti V EST Race Six 1928-08-08 2-24:13
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Tutti V EST Race Seven 1928-08-09 2-04:37