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Ivan Aleksandrovich Kalita

athlete

Ivan Aleksandrovich Kalita was a Soviet equestrian and Olympic champion.

Background

Kalita, Ivan was born on January 14, 1927 in the village of Bolshaia Alekseevka, Tambov Oblast’.

Education

Graduated from the Frunze Military Academy, 1961.

Career

Honoured Master of Sports (riding), 1970. With the Moscow Armed Forces Club. Sports instructor. USSR champion, 1959-1975.

Silver medal, 1968. World champion, 1970. Olympic champion, 1972.

Achievements

  • He won a gold medal in team dressage at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.