Mikhail Krivonosov

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Mikhail Krivonosov
Personal information
Native nameМихаил Летрович Кривосов
Full nameMikhail Petrovich Krivonosov
Born(1929-05-01)1 May 1929
Krichev, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Died11 November 1994(1994-11-11) (aged 65)
Krichev, Belarus
Alma materBelarusian State University of Physical Training
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Country Soviet Union
EventHammer throw
ClubBurevestnik Minsk
Coached byEvgeny Shukevich[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best67.32 m (1956)[2]
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1956 Melbourne Hammer throw
European Championships
Gold medal – first place Berne 1954 Hammer throw
Silver medal – second place Stockholm 1958 Hammer throw

Mikhail Petrovich Krivonosov (Russian: Михаил Петрович Кривоносов, 1 May 1929 – 11 November 1994) was a Belarusian hammer thrower. He competed in the 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1956, 18 cm behind the first place. He earned another silver medal at the 1958 European Championships, and won the European title in 1954.

In 1953 Krivonosov graduated from the Belarusian State University of Physical Training, and in 1971 defended a PhD in pedagogy there. He trained at Burevestnik in Minsk and competed internationally for the USSR throughout his career. He won the Soviet title in 1952 and 1954–58 and set six world records in 1954–56.[3] After retiring from competitions he had a long career as an athletics coach and prepared the Soviet hammer throwers for the 1968 and 1972 Olympics. In parallel he worked as a lecturer at his alma mater, where he served as pro-rector from 1976 until his death.[4]

Krivonosov had an elder sister Nina. Besides athletics he was an accomplished swimmer and cross-country skier and a lifelong fan of angling.[1]


  1. ^ a b Михаил Кривоносов. mogilev-region.gov.by (29 March 2011)
  2. ^ Mikhail Krivonosov. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ "Athletics – World Record progression". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 12 September 2006.
  4. ^ Mikhail Krivonosov. sports-reference.com

Preceded by Men's Hammer World Record Holder
29 August 1954 – 12 December 1954
Succeeded by
Preceded by Men's Hammer World Record Holder
4 August 1955 – 2 November 1956
Succeeded by