Mikhail Krivonosov

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Mikhail Krivonosov
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Personal information
Native nameМихаил Летрович Кривосов
Full nameMikhail Petrovich Krivonosov
Born(1929-05-01)1 May 1929
Krichev, Belarus
Died11 November 1995(1995-11-11) (aged 66)
Krichev, Belarus
Alma materBelarusian State University of Physical Training
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Sport
Country Soviet Union
SportAthletics
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubBurevestnik Minsk
Coached byEvgeny Shukevich[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)67.32 m (1956)[2]

Mikhail Petrovich Krivonosov (Russian: Михаил Петрович Кривоносов, 1 May 1929 – 11 November 1995) 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]

References[edit]

  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


Records
Preceded by
Norway Sverre Strandli
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
29 August 1954 – 12 December 1954
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Stanislav Nenashev
Preceded by
Soviet Union Stanislav Nenashev
Men's Hammer World Record Holder
4 August 1955 – 2 November 1956
Succeeded by
United States Harold Connolly