Aleksey Gushchin

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Aleksey Gushchin
Yoshihisa Yoshikawa, Aleksey Gushchin, Makhmud Umarov 1960.jpg
Yoshihisa Yoshikawa, Aleksey Gushchin and Makhmud Umarov at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born5 January 1922
Aleksandrovka, Voronezh Oblast, Russia
Died1987 (aged 55)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
SportPistol shooting
ClubDOSAAF, Moscow

Aleksey Petrovich Gushchin (Russian: Алексей Петрович Гущин; 5 January 1922 – 1987) was a Soviet pistol shooter who won the 50 m event at the 1960 Summer Olympics setting a new Olympic record.[1] During his career he set two world and two European records and won two individual silver medals at the world and European championships. In retirement he worked as a shooting coach and in 1965 wrote a handbook on pistol shooting.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aleksey Gushchin". Sports-Reference.
  2. ^ Гущин Алексей Петрович. Great Soviet Encyclopedia