Russian gymnast who won seven gold medals at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics, and was the most successful athlete in 1952.
He became the USSR's gymnastic individual all-around champion in 1949.
He won a total of 11 Olympic medals between the 1952 and 1956 games.
He and his family were held in concentration camps during World War II.
He won three gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics and runner Betty Cuthbert did the same.