Denis Nizhegorodov

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Nizhegorodov in 2008

Denis Gennadyevich Nizhegorodov (Russian: Денис Геннадьевич Нижегородов; born July 26, 1980 in Saransk) is a Russian race walker and former world record holder in the 50 km racewalk, with a time of 3:34:14, set in Cheboksary on May 11, 2008.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 17th 20 km 1:22:40
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 7th 20 km 1:20:42
2003 World Championships Paris, France 5th 50 km 3:38:23
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 2nd 50 km 3:42:50
2006 World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 1st 50 km 3:38:02
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden DSQ 50 km
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th 50 km 3:46:57
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 1st 50 km 3:34:14
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China 3rd 50 km 3:40:14
2009 European Race Walking Cup Metz, France 1st 50 km 3:42:47
World Championships Berlin, Germany DNF 50 km
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 2nd 50 km 3:42:45

References[edit]


Records
Preceded by
Australia Nathan Deakes
Men's 50 km walk world record holder
May 11, 2008 – August 15, 2014
Succeeded by
France Yohann Diniz