Ion Luchianov

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Ion Luchianov (born 31 January 1981 in Slobozia-Duşca, Criuleni) is a male steeplechaser from Moldova.[1] He competed for his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, where he finished ninth in his heat of the 3000 metres steeplechase therefore missing out on a place in the final. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China he finished 12th in the final. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Great Britain, he finished tenth in the final.

He changed his sporting nationality in December, choosing to compete for Russia over his native Moldova. He became eligible to represent Russia internationally in May 2014.[2]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Moldova
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 5th 3000 m st 8:50.76
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 11th 3000 m st 9:16.32
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 23rd (h) 3000 m st 9:05.31
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 6th 3000 m st 8:35.12
Universiade Daegu, South Korea 5th 3000 m st 8:43.25
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 20th (h) 3000 m st 8:26.17
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 9th 5000 m 14:04.34
2nd 3000 m st 8:30.66
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 27th (h) 3000 m st 8:32.09
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 15th 3000 m st 8:34.86
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 3rd 3000 m st 8:23.83
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 12th 3000 m st 8:27.82
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 3000 m st 8:25.79
World Championships Berlin, Germany 18th (h) 3000 m st 8:27.41
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 17th (h) 3000 m 8:15.91
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 3000 m st 8:19.64
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th 3000 m st 8:19.69
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 10th 3000 m st 8:28.15


  1. ^ Ion Luchianov. Sports-reference. Retrieved on 2014-06-27.
  2. ^ Transfers of allegiance. IAAF (2014-05-27). Retrieved on 2014-06-27.

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