Leonid Grigorievich Geishtor (Russian: Леонид Григорьевич Гейштор) (born October 15, 1936, in Homel, Belarusian SSR) is a Soviet-born Belarusian sprint canoer who competed in the late 1950s and early 1960s.[1]

Life and career

Geishtor is Jewish.[2] He trained at Vodnik in Gomel.[3] Along with teammate Sergei Makarenko, Geishtor won the first Olympic gold medal by a Belarusian competitor.[4] The two won the C-2 1000 m event at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

Geishtor was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1960.[3]

He also won a gold medal in the C-2 10000 m event at the 1963 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Jajce.


  1. ^ "Leonid Geyshtor Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jews in Sport in the USSR
  3. ^ a b Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 540. 
  4. ^ National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus. Retrieved 20 January 2007.