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Vasily Borisov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameVasily Fyodorovich•Borisov
Used nameVasily•Borisov
Original nameВасилий Фёдорович•Борисов
Born12 December 1922 in Mayaki, Donetsk (UKR)
Measurements170 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Over the course of his 12-year national career, from 1954 through 1966, Vasily Borisov became one of the top sport shooters ever produced by the Soviet Union. In three editions of the World Championships (1954, 1958, and 1962) he won 22 medals, 12 of which were gold. His skills also translated to the Olympic Games, where in five events between 1956 and 1960 he won one medal of each color and finished in fourth twice. He was also a European Champion nine times, a silver medalist thrice, and a bronze medalist three times. By career he served in the military for many years and later worked as a shooting coach.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Shooting URS RUS Vasily Borisov
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Shooting URS RUS Vasily Borisov
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 4

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