Geischtor, Leonid : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Geischtor, Leonid

Sport:
canoeing/kayaking

Country Represented:
Soviet Union

Years Competed:
1960

Medals Received:
gold

Olympic Info:
A member of the Soviet Union's canoeing team at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Geischtor and partner Sergei Makarenko competed in the men's 1000-meter Canadian pairs competition. In their preliminary heat, Geischtor and Makarenko won the race with a time of 4:27.29. In the final, they easily won the gold medal, finishing in 4:17.94, three seconds ahead the Italian team.

Career Highlights:
In the 1960s, Leonid excelled in the Canadian pairs competition in both European and World competitions. He won the European Championship in 1961 and 1965, and the World Championship in 1963.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
unknown


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References:
The Jewish Almanac, edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York: Bantam Books, 1980)
New York Times, August 27-September 9, 1960


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