Gennadiy Bliznetsov

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Gennady Alexeyevich Bliznetsov (Russian: Генна́дий Алексе́евич Близнецо́в) (born in 1941 in Kharkiv) is a retired pole vaulter who represented the USSR. He trained at Burevestnik and later at the Armed Forces sports society in Kharkov. [1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1963 Universiade Pôrto Alegre, Brazil 1st 4.60m CR
1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 5th
1965 Universiade Budapest, Hungary 2nd
1966 European Indoor Games Dortmund, West Germany 1st 4.90m
1967 European Indoor Games Prague, Czechoslovakia 2nd 4.90m
1968 European Indoor Games Madrid, Spain 2nd 5.10m
Olympic Games Mexico City, Mexico 6th
1969 European Indoor Games Belgrade, Yugoslavia 2nd 5.10 m[1]


  1. ^ a b "Gennady Bliznetsov Biography and Olympic Results". 2000. Archived from the original on 13 December 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2010.