Vladyslav Piskunov

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Vladyslav Yuriyovych Piskunov (Ukrainian: Владислав Юрійович Піскунов; born 7 June 1978 in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson) is a former Ukrainian hammer thrower.

Piskunov originally won a gold medal at the 1994 World Junior Championships, but failed a drugs test and became disqualified. At the 2005 World Championships he failed another test and received a life ban.

His personal best throw was 82.23 metres, achieved in April 2002 in Koncha-Zaspa.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ukraine
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 79.03 m
Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 3rd
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 14th 76.08 m
2001 Universiade Beijing, PR China 2nd 77.99 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 14th 76.34 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 2nd 80.39 m
2003 Military World Games Catania, Italy 2nd 74.88 m
World Championships Paris, France 16th 75.65 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece NM

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