Silver medallist Rein Aun

Rein Aun

AUN, Rein (5. October 1940 Tallinn – 11. March 1995 Tallinn), track and field athlete. Started practising track and field in 1955 at Spartak as a student of Vladimir Žulin, in 1960 continued at the University of Tartu, where he was coached by Fred Kudu.

Started practising his favourite field, decathlon in 1957 on the Children’s Stadium as the winner of Uno Palu’s travelling trophy. In 1959 set the Soviet youth record. Silver at the 1964 Tōkyō Olympics, cancelled the 1968 México Olympics. 5th place at the 1966 European Championship. At the Soviet Championships: gold in 1967 and 1968, silver in 1964; silver at the 1964 Soviet indoors championships for pentathlon. Soviet student champion in 1962 and 1964 (also in relay race). Became Estonian champion in 1960 in long jump, 1961 in decathlon, 1964 and 1966 in heptathlon (indoors), 6 times (1965–69) in relay race, and in 1958 in volleyball. Set the world top pentathlon score in 1968 – 4079 p (7.33 – 72.26 – 21.9 – 50.06 – 4.34,5); in decathlon: Estonian record in 1964 – 7813 p and 7842 p; Soviet records 7979 p and 8026 p (10,5 – 7.07 – 14.98 – 1.83 – 49,4 – 15,2 – 47.52 – 4.30 – 68.40 – 4.38,6) at the México Olympics’ threshold . Part of the top ten of the world ranking (4–7) in 5 seasons (1964–68). In 1967 was the Soviet track and field laureate of the year and was also selected captain of the Soviet decathlon representative team. Competed 11 times as part of the Soviet representative team (1964–70) and 16 times with the Estonian national team (1959–71).

Started 49 decathlons and finished 43. Champion athlete (1960), Grand Master (1967), honorary member of Kalev (1964). Worked as coach in Kalev, in the Labour Reserve- and Schnell track and field clubs and as the secretary general of the Estonian Athletics Association. 

 
GOLD - 26 medals
SILVER - 26 medals
BRONZE - 32 medals

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