Aleksandr Potashov (Belarusian: Аляксандар Паташоў, Russian: Александр Поташёв; born March 12, 1962) is a retired race walker who represented the USSR and later Belarus. He won the gold medal over 50 kilometres at the 1991 World Championships. Potashov and his teammate Andrey Perlov attempted to cross the goal line simultaneously, resulting in a shared gold medal, but the officials declared Potashov the winner by 0.01 second.
|Representing the Soviet Union|
|1987||World Race Walking Cup||New York City, United States||7th||50 km||3:46:28|
|1988||Olympic Games||Seoul, South Korea||4th||50 km||3:41:00|
|1989||World Race Walking Cup||L'Hospitalet, Spain||5th||50 km||3:48:02|
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||—||50 km||DSQ|
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||1st||50 km||3:53:09|
|Representing Unified Team|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||—||50 km||DSQ|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||—||50 km||DSQ|
- Aleksandr Potashov at IAAF
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Aleksandr Potashov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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