Viktor Kuznyetsov

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Viktor Kuznyetsov
Personal information
Nationality Ukrainian
Born (1986-07-17) July 17, 1986 (age 28)
Zaporizhia, Ukraine
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)

Viktor Kuznyetsov (Ukrainian: Віктор Кузнєцов) (born 17 July 1986 in Zaporizhia) is a Ukrainian long jumper and triple jumper.

As a teenager he won the bronze medal in the triple jump at the 2004 World Junior Championships in a personal best of 16.58 metres. He had 16.84 metres on the indoor track, from February 2004 in Kiev. He also had 8.12 metres in the long jump, achieved in December 2003 in Brovary. He improved to 8.22 metres in January 2005 in Brovary.[1]

In 2006 he finished fourth in the long jump at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, with an outdoot personal best of 7.96 meters. He finished seventh in the triple jump at the 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships with a new personal indoor best of 16.92 meters. In the summer he improved to 16.94 metres,[1] as he won the silver medal at the 2007 Summer Universiade.[citation needed] In 2008 he improved further to 17.16 metres, achieved in June in Yalta He competed in the triple jump at the 2008 Olympic Games, finishing eighth.[1]

In 2009 he finally broke the 8-metre barrier outdoors, with an 8.09 metre jump in June in Yalta. He finished eighth in the 2009 European Team Championships Super League meet in Leiria, and competed at the 2009 World Championships without reaching the final. In the 2009–10 indoor season he again jumped better than his outdoor personal best, with 8.11 metres in February 2010 in Sumy.[1]

In summer 2010 he won the gold medal at the 2010 European Team Championships Super League meet in Bergen with an outdoot personal best of 17.26 meters. Then he finished fourth in the triple jump at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, with 17.29 meters, a personal best by three centimeters.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ukraine
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 3rd Triple jump 16.58 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th Long jump 7.96 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 7th Triple jump 16.92 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 2nd Triple jump 16.94 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 8th Triple jump 16.87 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 17th (q) Long jump 7.98 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 19th (q) Long jump 7.66 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th Triple jump 17.29 m
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 2nd Triple jump 16.89 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 31st (q) Long jump 7.50 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th Triple jump 17.02 m
Universiade Kazan, Russia 1st Triple jump 17.01 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 14th (q) Triple jump 16.60 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 8th Triple jump 16.34 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 19th (q) Triple jump 15.94 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Viktor Kuznyetsov profile at IAAF