Viktor Chukarin

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Birthday
9, 1921
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Apr 24, 1985 (63)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1921
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Apr 24, 1985 (63)

About

Russian gymnast who won seven gold medals at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics, and was the most successful athlete in 1952.

Before Fame

He became the USSR's gymnastic individual all-around champion in 1949.

Trivia

He won a total of 11 Olympic medals between the 1952 and 1956 games.

Family Life

He and his family were held in concentration camps during World War II.

Associated With

He won three gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics and runner Betty Cuthbert did the same.