Boris Tokarev (athlete)

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Boris Tokarev
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Silver Helsinki 1952 4x100 metres relay
Silver Melbourne 1956 4x100 metres relay
European Championships
Bronze Bern 1954 4x100 metres relay

Boris Tokarev (Russian: Борис Токарев) (May 16, 1927 – December 17, 2002) was a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the 100 and 200 metres. He trained in Leningrad and later in Moscow at the Armed Forces sports society.


He competed for the USSR in the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland in the 4 x 100 metre relay where he won the silver medal with his team mates Levan Kalyayev, Levan Sanadze and Vladimir Sukharev.

At the 1956 Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia Boris teamed up with Vladimir Sukharyev again ran in the 4 x 100 metres relay with a new team of Leonid Bartenev and Yuriy Konovalov who again managed to finish second. He also managed a fifth place over 200 metres in Melbourne.