David Tyshler

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David Tyshler
Personal information
Native nameДавид Абрамович Тышлер
Full nameDavid Abramovich Tyshler
Born(1927-07-13)13 July 1927
Kherson, Ukraine
Died7 June 2014(2014-06-07) (aged 86)
Moscow, Russia[1]
Alma mater
OccupationProfessor and fencing coach
EmployerFencing and Modern Pentathlon Department, Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism
Height6-0 (183 cm)[1]
Weight174 lb (79 kg)[1]
Sport
SportFencing
Event(s)saber
ClubCSKA Moskva, Moscow, Russia[1]
Team Soviet Union
Achievements and titles
World finals
  • 1955 World Fencing Championships (bronze medal in team sabre)
  • 1956 World Fencing Championships
  • 1957 World Fencing Championships (silver medal in team sabre)
  • 1958 World Fencing Championships (silver medals in individual and team sabre), and
  • 1959 World Fencing Championships (bronze medal in team sabre)
National finals
  • Soviet individual sabre champion (1960)
  • Soviet team sabre champion (1953, 1954, 1956, 1958, and 1959)
Highest world ranking2nd (1958)

David (also "Davyd") Abramovich Tyshler (Russian: Давид Абрамович Тышлер; 13 July 1927 – 7 June 2014) was a Russian sabreur, part of the first generation of internationally successful Soviet fencers (Olympic bronze medalist in 1956, and five-time World Championship finalist between 1955 and 1959). He is also known as a successful and innovative fencing coach. His notable pupils included Sergey Sharikov, Mark Midler, Mark Rakita, Viktor Sidjak, Viktor Krovopuskov, and Viktor Bazhenov. He choreographed stage and screen combat, and made cameo appearances in Russian cinema.

Early and personal life[edit]

Tyshler was Jewish, and was born in Kherson in what is now Ukraine.[2][3][4][5][6] During World War II his family fled to Moscow, where Tyshler took up fencing.[1]

His son Gennady became a notable fencing coach.[1] His daughter-in-law, epee fencer Natalia Tychler, competed for South Africa at the 2004 Olympics.[1]

Competitive record[edit]

Tyshler was a member of the Soviet national sabre team for 11 years.[7] He was the Soviet individual sabre champion in 1960, and team sabre champion in 1953, 1954, 1956, 1958, and 1959.[1]

Olympics[edit]

Tyshler won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne at the age of 29 in the team sabre competition.[8][9]

Tyshler reached the final round in individual sabre at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome at the age of 34, finishing in seventh place.[9] He also competed in the team sabre event.[10]

World championship medals[edit]

Tyshler won medals in the:

  • 1955 World Fencing Championships (bronze medal in team sabre)[1]
  • 1956 World Fencing Championships
  • 1957 World Fencing Championships (silver medal in team sabre)[1]
  • 1958 World Fencing Championships (silver medals in individual and team sabre), and[11][1]
  • 1959 World Fencing Championships (bronze medal in team sabre).[1]

Coaching career[edit]

From 1961-73 Tyshler was the head coach of the Soviet national sabre team, and among his notable pupils were Sergey Sharikov, Viktor Krovopuskov, Mark Midler, Mark Rakita, Viktor Sidyak, and Viktor Bazhenov.[12][1][13][14] He coached five Olympic champions.[15] He became a Merited Master of Sports of the USSR, and Honoured Trainer of the USSR.[10][7]

Tyshler opened fencing schools in Russia and South Africa.[16][17]

René Roch, President of the FIE, honoured Tysher with a gold medal of the FIE for his untiring dedication to the sport of fencing.[18]

Academic career[edit]

In 1949 Tyshler graduated from Central State Order of Lenin Institute of Physical Culture (CGOLIFK). In 1983 he was awarded a PhD degree of Doctor of Science in Paedogogical Sciences.[1] In 1984 Tyshler became a professor in the Fencing and Modern Pentathlon Department at what is currently Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism (RGUFKSiT; CGOLIFK, but after several name changes).[1] He became Head of the Cathedra of Fencing. In 1995 he won the All-Russian "Sports Elite 1995" contest as "Russia's best scholar in the sphere of Olympic training".

Tyshler wrote over 170 academic publications, including over 40 books, many of which have been translated into English, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Romanian, and Chinese.[1] He also wrote a book on fencing on stage and screen, and an autobiography.[19] He staged the fencing scenes in a number of Moscow theaters, as well as in Soviet movies including How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor (1978), 31 June (1978), and The Very Same Munchhausen (1979).[1]

Tyshler was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Charity Fund for Future of Fencing.[20]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Tyshler was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Davyd Tyshler Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ The Jewish lists: physicists and generals, actors and writers, and hundreds ... - Martin Harry Greenberg
  3. ^ Everyman's Judaica: An Encyclopedic Dictionary
  4. ^ Miller, Uri (2010). "Jews in Sport in the USSR". yivoencyclopedia.org (The Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe). Archived from the original on 2015-04-29.
  5. ^ "Tyshler, David". jewsinsports.org. Archived from the original on 2004-11-07.
  6. ^ "Obituary". sportedu.ru. June 9, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14.
  7. ^ a b David Tyshler
  8. ^ "Olympics Statistics: David Tyshler". databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  9. ^ a b "David Tyshler Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-10-21.
  10. ^ a b "Tyshler, David". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Great Pozdniakov Interview!"
  12. ^ Sport in the USSR
  13. ^ Soviet Military Review
  14. ^ "The great maestro and his students. For the Future of Fencing"
  15. ^ "Description of "The Tyshler Footwork Training DVD" of 2003". Archived from the original on April 6, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  16. ^ Tyshler Fencing School - homepage
  17. ^ Pace (Hortors Publishing, 2002)
  18. ^ "David Tyshler Profile | Fencing Coach" | World Fencing Exchange
  19. ^ Press Center. "June 7, 2014 at the 87th year died a great fencer, theorist, methodologist, creator of the Soviet school of fencing David Abramovich Tyshler | Press Center". Press.sportedu.ru. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  20. ^ "fencingfuture.org". Web.archive.org. 2007-07-02. Archived from the original on July 2, 2007. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  21. ^ "Late S.F. boxing champ to be enshrined". jweekly.com.

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