Yury Shayunou

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Yury Shayunou
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Yury Shayunou
Medal record
Competitor for  Belarus
Men's athletics
European Athletics U23 Championships
Gold 2009 Kaunas Hammer throw
Gold 2007 Debrecen Hammer throw
Universiade
Gold 2009 Belgrad Hammer throw

Yury Shayunou (born October 10, 1987) is a Belarussian hammer thrower, coached by his father Victor Shayunou. Yury Shayunou has a personal best of 80.72 meters with the 7.26 kg (or 16 lbs) implement, achieved on July 6, 2009 in Minsk at the Romuald Klim Trophy.[1] He has an orthodox countering technique and relies on his controlled throwing, instead of overpowering the hammer with pure strength. He is therefore an efficient and reliable type of thrower, with a high lowest level in comparison to other hammer throwers of the same calibre.

Career[edit]

Yury Shayunou held a relatively low profile in his younger years, considering that the leader of the youth world rankings in 2004 threw almost 9½ meters farther. With a personal best of 73,86 meters with the 5 kg implement, Yury Shayunou was 8th in the IAAF world rankings in 2004.[2] At the age of 18, being a junior, Yury Shayunou threw the 6 kg implement 74,78 meters claiming the bronze medal at the 2005 European Athletics Junior Championships.[3] Yury Shayunou had his breakthrough on July 15, 2007, when he won the 2007 European Athletics U23 Championships.[4] After a fourth place at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics,[5] he had now surpassed every opponent under 23 years of age in the world.[6] His result was 74,92 meters with the 7,26 kg implement.[4] In 2009 Yury Shayunou won the Belarussian national championship, in the absence of Ivan Tikhon and Vadim Devyatovskiy, with 78.76 meters.[7] He later won the 2009 world student games with 76,92 meters[8] and the 2009 European Athletics U23 Championships with 78,16 meters.[9] Yury Shayunou also attended the 2009 World Championships in Athletics[10] in which he went in as second in the world rankings after Hungarian Krísztian Párs.[11] Though, he only finished 12:th in the qualifications with a performance of 71,37 followed by two fouls[12] which would not be good enough to grab a position among the 12 best in any of the qualifying groups.

International honours[edit]

Competition Rank Perf. Year
2009 World Championships in Athletics 12 q 71,37 2009
2009 European Championships U23 1 f 78,16 2009
2009 World Student Games 1 f 76,92 2009
2007 European Championships U23 1 f 74,92 2007
11th IAAF World Junior Championships 4 f 76,95 2006
18th European Junior Championships 3 f 74,78 2005
10th IAAF World Junior Championships 6 q 66,89 2004

Progression[edit]

Impl. Year Perf. Date
7,26 kg 2010 78,73 22/05/2010
7,26 kg 2009 80,72 06/06/2009
7,26 kg 2008 77,32 27/07/2008
7,26 kg 2007 74,92 15/07/2007
6 kg 2006 76,95 18/08/2006
6 kg 2005 74,78 24/07/2005
5 kg 2004 73,86 19/06/2004
5 kg 2003 68,32 23/05/2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yury Shayunou – 80.72m in Minsk". iaaf.org. June 7, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2004 Toplists hty m – o". iaaf.org. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Competitions". Hammerthrow.wz.cz. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Competitions". Hammerthrow.wz.cz. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Competitions". Hammerthrow.wz.cz. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2007 Toplists ht m – o". iaaf.org. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/WCH09/news/kind=100/newsid=51406.html
  8. ^ "Competitions". Hammerthrow.wz.cz. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Competitions". Hammerthrow.wz.cz. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  10. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009 – International Association of Athletics Federations". Iaaf.org. August 25, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  11. ^ "2009 Toplists ht m – o". iaaf.org. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  12. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics – Berlin 2009 – Timetable/Results – 08-15-2009". Berlin.iaaf.org. August 15, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011.