Vladimir Kuznetsov (athlete)

Vladimir Kuznetsov
Vladimir Kuznetsov javelin 1964.jpg
Kuznetsov in 1964
Personal information
Born 2 April 1931
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Died 29 August 1986 (aged 55)
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 85.64 m (1962)[2][3]

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 and placing sixth in 1952.[1] He won the silver medal at the 1954 European Championships.[4] 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.[5] Kuznetsov was married to the actress Tatyana Konyukhova.

References[]

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