Sport: Fencing Inducted: 1988 Country: Soviet Union Born: July 22, 1938 in Moscow, U.S.S.R.
was one of the best of the first generation of outstanding
Jewish fencers in the Soviet Union. A sabre specialist, Rakita
won team gold medals at the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games and
a silver medal in individual sabre at the 1968 Games.
the 1967 World Championships, Rakita captured
gold medal honors in Individual Sabre, leading his Soviet
team to the team championship. He also won a silver medal
in Individual Sabre at the 1971 World Championships, and
the following World Team honors: gold medals in 1965, 1969,
1970, 1971, and bronze medals in 1962, 1963.