Eduard Vinokurov

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Eduard Vinokurov
Personal information
Born (1942-10-30)30 October 1942
Bayzhansay, Kazakhstan
Died 10 February 2010(2010-02-10) (aged 67)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Sport Fencing

Eduard Teodorovich Vinokurov (Russian: Эдуард Теодорович Винокуров; October 30, 1942 – February 10, 2010)[1] was a Soviet Russian sabre fencer. He was born in the village of Baizhansai, South Kazakhstan Province, Kazakh SSR.

Fencing career[edit]

Vinokurov began fencing in 1956.[2]

He trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Leningrad.[3]

World Championships[edit]

A member of the USSR National sabre team since 1966, Vinokurov won the gold medal in the team competition at the World Championships in 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, and 1975.

Olympic career[edit]

Vinokurov competed in the team sabre event for the Soviet Union in three straight Olympiads, winning 3 medals.[4][5]

At the 1968 Mexico City Games, he and his Soviet teammates captured the gold medal.[1]

Vinsokurov returned to the Olympics at the 1972 Munich Games, where the Soviets were expected to win the gold medal again. After dispatching Italy in the qualifying round (9–7), they defeated West Germany (9–4) to advance to the finals. The Soviets then defeated Hungary, 9-7, but in their final bout, lost a rematch to Italy (5–9), and were awarded the silver medal.

Vinokurov and his Soviet team did capture the gold medal at the next Olympiad, the 1976 Montreal Games.

One of Vinokurov's teammates in 1968 and 1972 was International Jewish Sports Hall of Famer Mark Rakita.

Hall of Fame[edit]

Vinokurov, who was Jewish, was inducted in 2007 into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Russian) Profile at the Russian Fencing Federation
  2. ^ Panorama of the 1972 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1973. p. 116. 
  3. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed. ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 538. 
  4. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Eduard Vinokurov". Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Eduard Vinokurov Olympic Results". Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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