Tuesday, 29 June 2021

1368) Sergei Utochkin

Sergei Utochkin (1876 – 1916). Russian cyclist, sportsman and aviator. Utochkin had a nickname "the Man of all kind of sport" and "the Academician of sports" - swimming, diving, rowing and sailing, running, pistol shooting, ice skating, fencing, soccer, tennis, horse riding, wrestling, boxing.

He was the first man who rode down the famous Potemkin Stairs by cycle and car.
- "He was taller than average, stooped, long-armed, red-haired, with blue eyes and white eyelashes, all freckled." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Utochkin 
- "Perhaps only the most famous artists were so well known as that joyful fiery red-haired man, a brave and chivalrous noble - favorite of all of Odessa." https://persona.rin.ru/eng/view/f/0/18482/sergey-utochkin
- "The fiery red-haired man in a straw boater - a bold Russian aviator, Utochkin - was sitting in the box." https://kpi.ua/en/634-7


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