A member of the Soviet Union's shooting team at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, Vainshtein competed in two events. He won the bronze medal in the free-rifle event with 1,109 points, and finished tied for fourth in the free pistol with 546 points (the bronze medal-winner had 549). Vainshtein later became the coach of the Soviet shooting team at the 1964 Games.
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Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
The Complete Book of the Olympics, by David Wallechinsky (New York: Viking, 1988)