Aleksandr Aksinin
Personal information
Born(1954-11-04)4 November 1954
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died28 July 2020(2020-07-28) (aged 65)

Aleksandr Timofeyevich Aksinin (Russian: Александр Тимофеевич Аксинин, 4 November 1954 – 28 July 2020[1]) was a Russian athlete and gold medal winner of the 4 × 100m relay at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Aleksandr Aksinin trained at Dynamo in Leningrad. At the 1976 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal as a member of Soviet 4 × 100 m relay team. He won silver in 1975, bronze in 1978 and 1980 European Indoor Championships in Athletics. At the 1978 European Championships in Athletics, he was seventh in 200 m and won again bronze medal as a member of Soviet 4 × 100 m relay team. Aksinin also won gold in 4 × 100 m relay event of the 1977 Summer Universiade.[1]

At the Moscow Olympics, Aksinin was fourth in the 100 m final and ran the third leg in the gold medal winning Soviet 4 × 100 m relay team. Aksinin ended his running career after the 1982 European Championships in Athletics, where he won the gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay.

Aksinin died 28 July 2020, aged 65.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Shteinbakh, Valeri (2006). "Аксинин Александр Тимофеевич". Great Olympic Encyclopedia (in Russian). Vol. 1. Moscow: Olympia Press. ISBN 5-94299-088-3.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Соболезнования: Аксинин Александр Тимофеевич