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Aleksandr Dityatin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 6
Bronze 1
Total 10
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAleksandr Nikolayevich•Dityatin
Used nameAleksandr•Dityatin
Original nameАлександр Николаевич•Дитятин
Born7 August 1957 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Measurements178 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsDynamo St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC(s) Soviet Union
Ethnic nationRUS

Biography

Aleksandr Dityatin set an Olympic record in the gymnastics competition at Moscow by 1980, by winning a medal in all eight gymnastics events. The record is also the most medals won by any athlete at a single Olympics, since equaled by Michael Phelps in swimming in 2004. His three gold medals came in the team and individual all-around, and on the rings, to which he added four silvers and a bronze medal. His finest performance was in the horse vault when he received the first perfect score (10) awarded to a male gymnast at the Olympics. He was equally dominant at the World Championships, winning 12 medals (seven gold, two silver, three bronze). His best year was 1979 when he was all-around champion, and won gold medals on the rings and the horse vault. Dityatin was also all-around World Cup champion in 1978 and 1979.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1976 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 4 Representing Soviet Union    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Soviet Union 2 Silver
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic =3 r1/1
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic =11 r1/1
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic =13 r1/1
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic =14 r1/1
  Rings, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 6
1980 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) Individual All-Around, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Soviet Union    
  Team All-Around, Men Olympic Soviet Union 1 Gold
  Floor Exercise, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  Horse Vault, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  Parallel Bars, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  Horizontal Bar, Men Olympic 2 Silver
  Rings, Men Olympic 1 Gold
  Pommelled Horse, Men Olympic 2 Silver

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