Aleksandr Tarasov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAleksandr Alekseyevich•Tarasov
Used nameAleksandr•Tarasov
Original nameАлександр Алексеевич•Тарасов
Born12 March 1927 in Sekirino, Moskva Oblast (RUS)
Died16 June 1984
AffiliationsDynamo St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


Besides his Olympic gold medal, Aleksandr Tarasov was the world team champion from 1957-59. He also won individual silver in 1957 and individual bronzes in 1958 and 1959 at the World Championships. In 1958, Tarasov won his only Soviet title. After finishing his sporting career, Tarasov worked as a modern pentathlon coach in his hometown of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon URS RUS Aleksandr Tarasov
Individual, Men (Olympic) 8
Team, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold