Vladimir Kuznetsov (athlete)

Vladimir Kuznetsov
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Representing  Soviet Union
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1954 Bern Javelin throw

Vladimir Vasilyevich Kuznetsov (Russian: Владимир Васильевич Кузнецов; 2 April 1931 – 29 August 1986) was a Soviet Russian javelin thrower.

Kuznetsov competed in the Olympics three times, in 1952, 1956 and 1964, qualifying for the final on all three occasions.[1] He won the silver medal at the 1954 European Championships in Bern, losing only to Poland's Janusz Sidło.[2][3] His best Olympic result was 6th place in his first Olympics in 1952.[1] He threw his personal best of 85.64 m (with the old javelin model) at Baku in September 1962.[1][2] Track & Field News ranked him among the world's top 10 javelin throwers 11 times in its annual rankings, with a peak ranking of No. 2 in 1961.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Vladimir Kuznetsov Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Vladimir Kuznetsov profile at Tilastopaja
  3. ^ "EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (MEN)". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "World Rankings — Men's Javelin" (PDF). Track & Field News. Retrieved 2 April 2014.