Denis Nizhegorodov

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Denis Nizhegorodov
2008 Denis Nizhegorodov.JPG
Nizhegorodov in 2008
Personal information
Born 26 July 1980 (1980-07-26) (age 36)
Saransk, Russia
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walking
Club TsOP Saransk
Retired 2013[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 50 kmW – 3:34:14 (2008)[2]

Denis Gennadyevich Nizhegorodov (Russian: Денис Геннадьевич Нижегородов; born 26 July 1980) is a retired Russian race walker. Between 2008 and 2014 he held the world record over 50 km distance, with a time of 3:34:14. He competed in this event at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and won a silver and a bronze medal, respectively.[2]

In May 2016, Nizhegorodov became one of 14 Russian athletes implicated in doping following the retesting of urine from the 2008 Olympic Games. His sample A failed the retest, but these results were not confirmed on his sample B.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 17th 20 km 1:22:40
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 7th 20 km 1:20:42
1st Team – 20 km 13 pts
European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 5th 20 km 1:23:32
Universiade Beijing, China 4th 20 km 1:25:31
2003 World Championships Paris, France 5th 50 km 3:38:23
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 2nd 50 km 3:42:50
2006 World Race Walking Cup A Coruña, Spain 1st 50 km 3:38:02
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 50 km DQ
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th 50 km 3:46:57
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 1st 50 km 3:34:14
Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd 50 km 3:40:14
2009 European Race Walking Cup Metz, France 1st 50 km 3:42:47
1st Team – 50 km 8 pts
World Championships Berlin, Germany 50 km DNF
2011 European Race Walking Cup Olhão, Portugal 1st 50 km 3:45:58
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st 50 km 3:42:45

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Records
Preceded by
Australia Nathan Deakes
Men's 50 km walk world record holder
11 May 2008 – 15 August 2014
Succeeded by
France Yohann Diniz