Boris SHAKHLIN

Soviet Union SUN

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Olympic Medals
    7 G
    4 S
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Melbourne 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1932
Olympic Results

Biography

Boris SHAKHLIN

Boris Shakhlin of the Soviet Union won seven gold medals in individual gymnastic events, which remains an Olympic best for men, bettered only by Vera Caslavska.

13 Olympic medals

Between 1956 and 1964, he won a total of 13 medals (seven gold, four silver, two bronze) with his strongest individual event being the pommel horse in which he won gold in 1960 and 1964. His 13 Olympic medals was a record for men until it was bettered by fellow Soviet gymnast Nikolay Andrianov.

14 World championship medals

He also won a total of 14 medals at the World Championships. Shakhlin won four individual titles at the 1958 World Championships: all-around, horizontal bar, parallel bars, and pommel horse. Unusually tall for a gymnast, his height and reach were a distinct advantage on the horizontal bar but caused him difficulty on the floor exercise.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

S
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
S
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#=14 QR
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
#5
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
#9 QR
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
G
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
B
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
#=7 QR
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

G
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
S
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#=7 QR
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
G
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
G
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
B
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
S
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
G
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

#=8
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
G
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#28
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
#=4
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
#=8
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
#=13
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
#=15
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
G
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics