Semyon Rzhishchin

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Semyon Rzhishchin
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome 3000 m steeplechase

Semyon Ivanovich Rzhishchin (Russian: Семен Иванович Ржищин) (15 February 1933 - 27 December 1986)[1] was a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the 3000 metre steeple chase. He was born in Ryazan Oblast and trained in Moscow at the Armed Forces sports society.

On August 14, 1956, competing in the first Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR, he broke the World Record in the 3000 metre steeple chase.[2] He competed for the USSR in the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy in the 3000 metre steeple chase where he won the bronze medal.


Preceded by
Jerzy Chromik
Sándor Rozsnyói
Men's 3000 m steeplechase world record holder
August 14, 1956 – September 16, 1956
July 21, 1958 – August 2, 1958
Succeeded by
Sándor Rozsnyói
Jerzy Chromik