Viktor Ivanovich CHUKARIN

Soviet Union SUN

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Olympic Medals
    7 G
    3 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Helsinki 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1921
Olympic Results

Biography

Viktor Ivanovich CHUKARIN

Viktor Chukarin was a former World War II prisoner-of-war, who was 30 years old when the USSR first competed at the Olympic Games in 1952. Despite these handicaps, he dominated the gymnastics competition in Helsinki, winning the all-around title in addition to taking gold in the team event and four medals in the individual apparatus events – gold on the pommelled horse and horse vault, and silver on the parallel bars and rings. In 1956, he successfully defended his all-around title and added two more gold, one as a member of the winning team, a silver and a bronze medal to bring his tally of Olympic medals to a then record total of 11. His 1956 individual medals were as follows: gold – all-around, parallel bars, team; silver – floor exercises; and bronze – pommelled horse. He was also World Champion in 1954 in the all-around and parallel bars and, after retiring, he became head of gymnastics at the L’viv Institute of Physical Culture in his native Ukraine.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

G
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
G
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
S
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
#=7
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
G
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
#=4
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
#=7
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
B
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

G
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
G
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#=29
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
G
Horse Vault
Horse Vault Gymnastics
S
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
#5
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
S
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
G
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics