Eduard Teodorovich Vinokurov ( Russian: Эдуард Теодорович Винокуров; October 30, 1942 – February 10, 2010) was a [1 ] 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.
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 ]
1968 Mexico City Games, he and his Soviet teammates captured the gold medal. 
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. 
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1896 – 1904
1908: Hungary ( Fuchs, Gerde, Tóth, Werkner, Földes)
1912: Hungary ( Berti, Földes, Fuchs, Gerde, Mészáros, Schenker, Tóth, Werkner)
1920: Italy ( Baldi, Allochio, Cesarano, Gargano, A. Nadi, N. Nadi, Puliti, Santelli, Urbani)
1924: Italy ( Anselmi, Balzarini, Bertinetti, Bini, Cuccia, Moricca, Puliti, Sarrocchi)
1928: Hungary ( Tersztyánszky, Garay, Petschauer, Rády, Gombos, Glykais)
1932: Hungary ( Petschauer, Nagy, Glykais, Piller, Gerevich, Kabos)
1936: Hungary ( Gerevich, Berczelly, Kovács, Kabos, Rajcsányi, Rajczy)
1948 – 1952: Hungary ( Gerevich, Berczelly, Kárpáti, Kovács, Rajcsányi, Papp)
1956: Hungary ( Gerevich, Kárpáti, Kovács, Keresztes, Hámori, Magay)
1960: Hungary ( Gerevich, Kárpáti, Kovács, Horváth, Delneky, Mendelényi)
1964: Soviet Union ( Mavlikhanov, Rakita, Rylsky, Melnikov, Asatiani)
1968: Soviet Union ( Mavlikhanov, Rakita, Sidyak, Nazlymov, Vinokurov)
1972: Italy ( Maffei, Rigoli, Salvadori, M.A. Montano, M. T. Montano)
1976: Soviet Union ( Sidyak, Nazlymov, Krovopuskov, Burtsev, Vinokurov)
1980: Soviet Union ( Alyokhin, Sidyak, Nazlymov, Krovopuskov, Burtsev)
1984: Italy ( Marin, Dalla Barba, Scalzo, Meglio, Arcidiacono)
1988: Hungary ( Nébald, Szabó, Bujdosó, Gedővári, Csongrádi)
1992: Unified Team ( Kiriyenko, Shirshov, Pohosov, Gutzeit, Pozdnyakov)
1996: Russia ( Kiriyenko, Sharikov, Pozdnyakov)
2000: Russia ( Sharikov, Pozdnyakov, Frosin)
2004: France ( Pillet, D. Touya, G. Touya)
2008: France ( Pillet, Sanson, Lopez)
2012: South Korea ( Gu B-G, Won W-Y, Kim J-H, Oh E-S)