Oleksandr Krykun

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Oleksandr Krykun
Personal information
Native nameОлександр Володимирович Крикун
Full nameOleksandr Volodymyrovych Krykun
Born1 March 1968 (1968-03) (age 56)
Leipzig, Saxony, East Germany
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight125 kg (276 lb)
Country Ukraine
EventHammer throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best81.66 m (2004)
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Ukraine
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Hammer
Summer Universiade
Silver medal – second place 1995 Fukuoka Hammer
Representing  Soviet Union
European Athletics U20 Championships
Silver medal – second place 1987 Birmingham Hammer

Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Krykun (Ukrainian: Олександр Володимирович Крикун; born 1 March 1968 in Leipzig, Sachsen) is a former Ukrainian hammer thrower. At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Krykun won a bronze medal in hammer throw, averaging heaves of 80.02 meters.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ukraine
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 76.08 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th 75.52 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd 80.02 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 8th 77.14 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 20th 74.83 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 22nd 74.43 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 18th 76.92 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 21st 73.58 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 18th 75.42 m