Aleksey Spiridonov

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Aleksey Spiridonov
Personal information
Native name Алексей Сергеевич Слирдонов
Nationality Russian
Born (1951-11-20)20 November 1951
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Died 9 April 1998(1998-04-09) (aged 46)
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 117 kg (258 lb)
Country  Soviet Union
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Club Trud Leningrad
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 78.62 m (1976)

Aleksey Sergeyevich Spiridonov (Russian: Алексей Серге́евич Спиридонов) (20 November 1951 – 9 April 1998) was a Soviet athlete who mainly competed in the men's hammer throw event. Born in Leningrad he trained at VSS Trud in Leningrad.

He competed for the Soviet Union in the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the hammer throw where he won the silver medal.


Preceded by
Reinhard Theimer
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
11 September 1974 – 19 May 1975
Succeeded by
Karl-Hans Riehm