|Native name||Давид Абрамович Тышлер|
|Full name||David Abramovich Tyshler|
|Born||13 July 1927|
|Died||7 June 2014 (aged 86)|
|Occupation||Professor and fencing coach|
|Employer||Fencing and Modern Pentathlon Department, Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism|
|Height||6-0 (183 cm)|
|Weight||174 lb (79 kg)|
|Club||CSKA Moskva, Moscow, Russia|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||2nd (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
World championship medals
Tyshler won medals in the:
- 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).
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. He coached five Olympic champions. He became a Merited Master of Sports of the USSR, and Honoured Trainer of the USSR.
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. 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). 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. He also wrote a book on fencing on stage and screen, and an autobiography. 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).
Tyshler was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Charity Fund for Future of Fencing.
Hall of Fame
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