|Men's canoe sprint|
|Representing Soviet Union|
|1960 Rome||C-2 1000 m|
|1963 Jajce||C-2 10000 m|
Leonid Grigorievich Geishtor; also Geyshtor (Russian: Леонид Григорьевич Гейштор) (born October 15, 1936, in Homel, Belarusian SSR) is a Soviet-born Belarusian sprint canoeist who competed in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Life and career
Geishtor is Jewish. He trained at Vodnik in Gomel. Along with teammate Sergei Makarenko, Geishtor won the first Olympic gold medal by a Belarusian competitor. The two won the C-2 1000 m event at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.
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- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
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