Leonid Geishtor

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Leonid Geishtor
Geishtor Leonid Grigorievich.JPG
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome C-2 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1963 Jajce C-2 10000 m

Leonid Grigorievich Geishtor; also Geyshtor[1] (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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Geishtor is Jewish.[2] He trained at Vodnik in Gomel.[3] Along with teammate Sergei Makarenko, Geishtor won the first Olympic gold medal by a Belarusian competitor.[4] The two won the C-2 1000 m event at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

Geishtor was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1960.[3]

He also won a gold medal in the C-2 10000 m event at the 1963 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Jajce.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Leonid Geyshtor". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
  2. ^ Jews in Sport in the USSR Archived 2015-04-29 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 540.
  4. ^ National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus. Retrieved 20 January 2007.
  5. ^ [1]