Andrey Perlov

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Andrey Borisovich Perlov (Russian: Андрей Борисович Перлов, born 12 December 1961 in Novosibirsk, Soviet Union) is a retired race walker who represented the USSR and later Russia.

Perlov won the gold medal over 50 kilometres at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. He also won the 1990 European Championships as well as silver medals at the 1991 World Championships and the IAAF World Race Walking Cup in 1985 and 1989.

At the 1991 World Championships, Perlov and his teammate Aleksandr Potashov attempted to cross the goal line simultaneously, resulting in a shared gold medal, but the officials declared Potashov the winner by 0.01 second.

His personal best time is 3:37:41 h, placing him 10th in the all-time performers list (as of the end of August 2007).

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1984 Friendship Games Moscow, Soviet Union 1st 50 km 3:43:06
1985 World Race Walking Cup St John's, Isle of Man 2nd 50 km 3:49:23
1987 World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 6th 50 km 3:45:09
1989 World Race Walking Cup L'Hospitalet, Spain 2nd 50 km 3:44:12
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 1st 50 km 3:54:36
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 2nd 50 km 3:53:09
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st 50 km 3:50:13


Preceded by
Mikhail Shchennikov
Men's 20km Walk World Record Holder
26 May 1990 – 16 September 1990
Succeeded by
Pavol Blažek
Preceded by
Ronald Weigel
Men's 50km Walk World Record Holder
5 August 1989 – 21 May 2000
Succeeded by
Valeriy Spitsyn