Olympic Competitor nr 3797
Born: April 8, 1882 in Kikinda, Severni Banat, Serbia
Olympic Competitor nr 6586
(*) roster not known
Born in (the Hungarian-speaking part of) present-day Serbia, he represented Austria in 1912. He represented Hungary in 1928, and his daughter competed for Hungary, so I class him as Hungarian.
B. 1931-01-01, Leningrad (now St-Petersburg), Russia
Shooting (2 gold)
|Free Rifle, three positions||gold||9600|
|Small-bore Rifle, three positions||gold||6400|
|Small-bore Rifle, prone||29th||0.016|
The first Olympic Champion for the Soviet Union.
He was a foundling, found on a train to Leningrad in 1931. He was given a birthdate of 1/1 and the name Bogdanov (God-given). During WW2, aged 12, he was surrounded in Leningrad. He succeeded in breaking through the lines and became signalman on a warship.
At Melbourne, he had an equal total of 1172/1200 but he had a better prone score.
Olympic Competitor nr 6096
Olympic Competitor nr 2975
Gymnastics (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
On the Soviet team in 1988, the Unified team in 1992, the Belarus team in 1996.
Written 2000-12-02 - last modified 2011-08-12
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