Aleksandr Menkov

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Aleksandr Menkov
Aleksandr Menkov Moscow 2013.jpg
Menkov at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1990-12-07) 7 December 1990 (age 29)
Minusinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Country Russia
Event(s)Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)8.56 m NR (Moscow 2013)
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Menkov (Russian: Александр Александрович Меньков, born 7 December 1990 in Minusinsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai)[1] is a Russian athlete who competes in the long jump.

He set a personal best of 8.16 metres in Kemerovo in June 2009. He won the gold medal at the 2009 European Junior Championships, and competed at the 2009 World Championships without qualifying for the final. With his season opener, at the Siberian regional championships in January 2011, he improved his personal best by one centimetre to 8.17 metres.[2][3] At the season's highlight, the 2011 World Championships, he placed 6th.

Menkov won gold at the 2013 World Championships with a new Russian national record of 8.56 metres. Thereafter, he became 6th at the 2015 World Championships.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Russia
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 1st 7.98 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 32nd (q) 7.72 m
2011 European Team Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st 8.20 m
European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 8.08 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th 8.19 m
DécaNation Nice, France 1st 8.20 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 3rd 8.22 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th 7.78 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 8.31 m
Universiade Kazan, Russia 2nd 8.42 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 8.56 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 5th 8.08 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 13th (q) 7.78 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 6th 8.02 m
Competing as neutral
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 4th 8.27 m


  1. ^ Menkov Aleksandr. Russian Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-01-25.
  2. ^ Aleksandr Menkov at World Athletics
  3. ^ World leads for Menkov and Syreva in Omsk Archived 2011-02-05 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (2011-01-25). Retrieved on 2011-01-25.