Alexandr Romankov

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Alexandr Romankov
Personal information
Born (1953-11-07) 7 November 1953 (age 60)
Korsakov, Soviet Union
Sport
Country  Soviet Union
Sport Fencing
Event(s) Foil

Alexandr Romankov (Russian: Александр Анатольевич Романьков) is a former fencer from the former Soviet Union, who was born on 7 November 1953 in the town of Korsakov on the island of Sakhalin (just north of Japan). One of the most successful Soviet fencers, he is also regarded by some as the greatest foilist of the 20th century. He trained at Dynamo in Minsk and won a gold medal, two silver medals and two bronze medals at the three Olympic Games that he competed in between 1976 and 1988.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

He won five individual medals at the world championships, but curiously, has never won an individual Olympic medal.

Achievements[edit]

Olympics Games
  • Gold medal.svg Foil team (1988)
  • Silver medal.svg Foil individual (1976) and Foil team (1980)
  • Bronze medal.svg Foil individual (1980, 1988)
Fencing World Cup
  • Simple gold cup.svg Foil (1974, 1976)
  • A ten-time World Champion (1977, 1983 - individual; 1981, 1989 - team; 1974, 1979, 1982 - individual and team).[3]
  • A seventeen-time Champion of the USSR.[3]

Honours[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Alexandr Romankov". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Alexandr Romankov Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Alexander Romankov". fencing-future.com. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 

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