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Alexander Dityatin

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Who is Alexander Dityatin?

Alexander Dityatin: Aleksandr Nikolaevich Dityatin is a Russian gymnast, three-time Olympic Champion, and Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR. Winning eight medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics, he set the record for achieving the most medals of any type at a single Olympic Games. The American swimmer Michael Phelps has now twice equalled this record, at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Tying Mark Spitz's record, Dityatin also held the all-time Olympic record for most individual medals at a single Games, at seven, until Michael Phelps broke it at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Dityatin competed for the Leningrad Dinamo sports society.

  • also known as Aleksandr Dityatin
  • born on (58 years ago) in Saint Petersburg
  • nationality: Russia
  • profession: Gymnast
  • some of the medals:
    • 1976 Summer Olympics
    • 1980 Summer Olympics
      • Gold medal for Soviet Union in Gymnastics – Men's artistic individual all-around
      • Silver medal for Soviet Union in Gymnastics – Men's Horizontal Bar
      • Silver medal for Soviet Union in Gymnastics – Men's parallel bars
      • Silver medal for Soviet Union in Gymnastics – Men's Vault
      • Silver medal for Soviet Union in Gymnastics – Men's pommel horse
      • Gold medal for Soviet Union in Gymnastics – Men's rings
      • Bronze medal for Soviet Union in Gymnastics – Men's Floor Exercises

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