Grigory Kriss

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Grigory Kriss
Personal information
Born (1940-12-24) 24 December 1940 (age 74)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Sport Fencing

Grigori Yakovlevich Kriss (Russian: Григорий Яковлевич Крисс) (born December 24, 1940,[1] in Kiev, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union) was a Soviet Russian world champion epee fencer.

Fencing career[edit]

He trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Kiev.[1] Kriss was a member of the USSR National Team between 1963 and 1973.[2]

World Championships[edit]

In World Championships competition, Kriss won the Individual Épée silver medal in 1967, and Individual gold medal in 1971.[1]

He won 4 World Team Épée medals: bronze in 1965, silver in 1966, gold in 1969, and silver in 1971.


Kriss won 4 Olympic medals in three Olympiads.[3][4]

He won a gold medal in Individual Epee at the 1964 Games.

In 1968, he earned silvers in both the Individual Épée and Team Épée events.

In 1972, Kriss won a bronze medal in Team Épée.

Hall of Fame[edit]

Kriss, who is Jewish,[5] was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed. ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 556. 
  2. ^ (Russian) Profile at the Russian Fencing Federation
  3. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Grigory Kriss". Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Grigory Kriss Olympic Results". Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  5. ^ [3]

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