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.
|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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