Boris Shakhlin

Boris Anfijanowitsch Schachlin, Boris Schaklin, ( born January 27, 1932 in Ishim, Tyumen Oblast, † 30 May, 2008 Kiev, Ukraine) was a Soviet artistic gymnast.


Schachlin attended a school for sports in Sverdlovsk, where he then moved to the Institute of Physical Culture and Sport to Kiev to study. Schachlin took at the Olympic Games in Melbourne (1956 ), Rome ( 1960) and Tokyo ( 1964) part. Because of its ability to concentrate, he was also called " The Iron ".

After his sporting career and his studies, he worked as a professor at the Kiev Institute of Physical Culture and Sports. He also took a number of honorary positions up to the President of the Gymnastics Federation of Ukraine. Over three decades, he was certified as a judge of the FIG to almost all the major international competitions in use. A great support came from Boris Schachlin by his wife Larissa, even former gymnast who has worked as a professor and doctor of medicine at the Kiev Sports Institute. The marriage produced a daughter emerged.

Sporting successes

Overall Schachlin won at the Olympics seven gold, four silver and two bronze ( 13 medals ). He is in the all-time best list in 12th place (as of 2012) He was six times European and World champions. In addition, he won six times at the state championships the around title and was five times winner of the USSR Cup and 13x devices Soviet masters. Internationally, he won a total of 37 medals. 2002 Boris Schachlin was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Olympic success


  • Gold Pommel Horse
  • Gold Team


  • Gold Twelve battle
  • Gold Pommel Horse
  • Gold horse jump
  • Bullion
  • Silver Rings
  • Silver team
  • Bronze Reck


  • Gold Reck
  • Silver Twelve battle
  • Silver team
  • Bronze Rings

World Championships

European Championships