Rudolf Povarnitsyn

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Rudolf Povarnitsyn
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul High Jump

Rudolf Pavlovich Povarnitsyn (Russian: Рудольф Лавлович Поварницын; born June 13, 1962 in Votkinsk, Udmurtia) is a retired athlete, who represented USSR and later Ukraine.


Competing in the high jump, his greatest achievement was a bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics for the USSR. His personal best jump of 2.40 metres, set in Donetsk, was also the world record from August 11 to September 4, 1985, when Igor Paklin beat it by one centimetre. Rudolf's record is unique in that his personal best preceding his record setting competition was 2.26 m.[1]


  1. ^ "Athletics – World Record progression" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. Retrieved December 29, 2006. 

Preceded by
China Zhu Jianhua
Men's High Jump World Record Holder
1985-08-11 – 1985-09-04
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Igor Paklin