|Representing Soviet Union|
|1954 Bern||Javelin throw|
Kuznetsov competed in the Olympics three times, in 1952, 1956 and 1964, qualifying for the final on all three occasions. He won the silver medal at the 1954 European Championships in Bern, losing only to Poland's Janusz Sidło. His best Olympic result was 6th place in his first Olympics in 1952. He threw his personal best of 85.64 m (with the old javelin model) at Baku in September 1962. 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.
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