Nikolai Vekšin

Sailor, Olympic athlete

1887 – 1951

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Who was Nikolai Vekšin?

Nikolai Vekšin was an Estonian sailor who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Vekšin graduated from the Karl May School and the Imperator's Petersburg Institute of Technology. He began sailing in 1911 in the Imperial St. Petersburg Yacht Club.

In the 1912 Summer Olympics he was a reserve sailor of the Russian team.

During the Russian Civil War, Vekšin served as an officer in the White Army.

In 1928 he was the captain of the Estonian boat Tutti V which won the bronze medal in the 6 metre class. The crew also included It was the only case in the history of Olympics then five Estonian sportspeople got medals in the same event.

After the World War 2 and the Soviet re-occupation of Estonia Vekshin continued yacht racing. He won a silver medal of the USSR championship in 1945. He received his Soviet Master of sports title the same year.

Veksin was arrested in 1949. He died in the Norillag prisoncamp in Norilsk, northern Siberia.

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Born
May 23, 1887
Haapsalu
Nationality
  • Russian Empire
  • Estonia
  • Soviet Union
Profession
Lived in
  • Haapsalu
Died
Jan 15, 1951
Norilsk

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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