Eduard Vinokurov

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Eduard Vinokurov
Personal information
Birth nameЭдуард Теодорович Винокуров
Born(1942-10-30)30 October 1942
Bayzhansay, Kazakh SSR
Died10 February 2010(2010-02-10) (aged 67)
St. Petersburg, Russia
ResidenceSt. Petersburg, Russia[1]
Height5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Country Soviet Union
ClubVS Leningrad, St. Petersburg

Eduard Teodorovich Vinokurov (Russian: Эдуард Теодорович Винокуров; October 30, 1942 – February 10, 2010)[2] was a Soviet Russian Olympic champion and world champion sabre fencer.

Early and personal life[edit]

Vinokurov was born in the village of Baizhansai, South Kazakhstan Province, Kazakh SSR, and was Jewish.[3][4][5][6] He attended and graduated from the Higher School of Trainers at the Leningrad Institute of Physical Culture in 1966.[citation needed]

Fencing career[edit]

Vinokurov began fencing in 1956.[7] He trained at the Armed Forces sports society in Leningrad.[8][9]

He was the USSR sabre champion in 1966, and won three silver medals (1969, 1972, and 1973) and three bronze medals (1968, 1970, 1976).[10] Vinokurov also won the Soviet Cup three times (1965, 1967, and 1972).[10] Vinokurov won the European Cup in the team event five consecutive years, from 1967-71.[10]

Vinokurov was named an Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1968.[citation needed] After his competitive career, Vinokurov worked as a fencing coach in St. Petersburg and became an international fencing referee.[10]

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 Fencing Championships in 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, and 1975, and also won silver medals at the World Championships in 1966 and 1973.[11][10]

Olympic career[edit]

Vinokurov represented the Soviet Union in the team sabre event at the 1968, 1972, and 1976 Summer Olympics, winning 3 medals (gold medals in 1968 and 1976, and silver in 1972).[12][13]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Vinokurov was inducted in 2007 into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[14][15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ВИНОКУРОВ Эдуард Теодорович - это... Что такое ВИНОКУРОВ Эдуард Теодорович?
  2. ^ (in Russian) Profile at the Russian Fencing Federation Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Jews and the Olympic Games: sport: a springboard for minorities - Paul Yogi Mayer
  4. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica - Fred Skolnik, Michael Berenbaum
  5. ^ Les champions juifs dans l'Histoire - Philippe Assoulen
  6. ^ The Jewish lists: physicists and generals, actors and writers, and hundreds ... - Martin Harry Greenberg
  7. ^ Panorama of the 1972 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1973. p. 116.
  8. ^ Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 538.
  9. ^ Soviet Military Review
  10. ^ a b c d e Eduard Vinokurov Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at
  11. ^ "Vinokurov, Eduard". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Eduard Vinokurov". Archived from the original on 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  13. ^ "Eduard Vinokurov Olympic Results". Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  14. ^ "Eduard Vinokurov". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  15. ^ "International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame selects seven"

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