Aleksandr Klimenko (athlete)

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Aleksandr ("Andriy") Klimenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Клименко Oleksandr Klymenko, Russian: Александр Клименко; 27 March 1970 — 7 March 2000) was a Ukrainian shot putter.

Born in Kiev he is best known for his gold medal at the 1994 European Championships in Helsinki, which he achieved with a lifetime best throw of 20.78 meters.

Klimenko died in a shooting on 7 March, 2000 in Kiev, three weeks before his 30th birthday. He received four bullet wounds in the incident. Klimenko was working as a car salesman at the time of his death.

Over 300 athletes, coaches and friends attended the funeral. [1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 1st
1989 European Junior Championships Varaždin, Yugoslavia 1st [2]
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd 20.34
Universiade Sheffield, England 1st [3]
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 2nd [4]
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 8th
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 4th
Universiade Buffalo, United States 1st [3]
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st [5]
World Cup London, England 2nd [6]
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States NM

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/news/printer,newsid=15026.htmx
  2. ^ European Junior Championships (Men) - GBR Athletics
  3. ^ a b World Student Games (Universiade - Men) - GBR Athletics
  4. ^ European Indoor Championships (Men) - GBR Athletics
  5. ^ European Championships (Men) - GBR Athletics
  6. ^ IAAF World Cup in Athletics - GBR Athletics