Rein Aun

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Rein Aun
Rein Aun, Willi Holdorf, Hans-Joachim Walde 1964b.jpg
Rein Aun (left) at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Birth name Reyn Yanovich Aun
Рейн Янович Аун
Born 5 October 1940
Tallinn, Estonia
Died 11 March 1995 (aged 54)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Decathlon
Club Kalev Tartu
Coached by Vladimir Zulin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 7898 (1968)[1]

Rein Aun (5 October 1940 – 11 March 1995) was a multitalented Estonian athlete. He competed for the Soviet Union in the decathlon at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics, winning a silver medal in 1964.

Aun was born in a family of five brothers and one sister. Their father died when Aun was just 13. He attended a sports school, where he trained in long-distance running before changing to decathlon. His 1964 Olympic medal was his only international success. Domestically, he held the Soviet decathlon titles in 1967–68 and finished second in 1964. In his native Estonia he was a multiple champion in various athletics events and even in volleyball in 1958. In retirement he coached athletics and served as the secretary-general of the Estonian Athletics Association.[1]


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