Myhaylo Knysh

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Myhaylo Knysh
Personal information
Full name Myhaylo Mykolayovych Knysh
Nationality  Ukraine
Born (1983-11-22) 22 November 1983 (age 31)
Zhytomyr, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club Kolos Vinnytsia Oblast
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m: 10.67 s (2005)
200 m: 20.95 s (2008)
400 m: 45.87 s (2008)

Myhaylo Mykolayovych Knysh (Ukrainian: Михайло Миколайович Книш; born November 22, 1983 in Zhytomyr) is a Ukrainian sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres.[1] Knysh made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he placed sixth for the national sprint team in the preliminary heats of men's 4×400 m relay, with a time of 3:04.01.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Knysh competed for the men's 400 metres this time, as an individual athlete. He ran in the seventh heat against seven other athletes, including defending Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner of the United States. He finished the race in sixth place by one quarter of a second (0.25) behind Russia's Maksim Dyldin, with a time of 46.28 seconds. Knysh, however, failed to advance into the semi-finals, as he placed thirty-sixth overall and was ranked below three mandatory slots for the next round. He also tied his overall position in the heats with Dominican Republic's Arismendy Peguero.[2]


  1. ^ "Myhaylo Knysh". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Men's 400m Round 1 – Heat 7". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 

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