Aleksandr Tarasov

For hockey player, see Alexander Tarasov (ice hockey).
For Russian footballer, see Aleksandr Tarasov (footballer).
Aleksandr Tarasov
Personal information
Born (1927-03-12)12 March 1927
Moscow, Russia
Died 16 June 1984(1984-06-16) (aged 57)
Sport Modern pentathlon

Aleksandr Tarasov (23 March 1927 16 June 1984) was a Soviet modern pentathlete and Olympic Champion. He competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, where he won a gold medal in the team competition (together with Ivan Deryugin and Igor Novikov, and placed eighth in the individual competition.[1][2]


  1. "Profile: Aleksandr Tarasov". Retrieved 7 March 2009.
  2. "Olympics Statistics: Aleksandr Tarasov". Retrieved 2012-07-21.

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