Vadim Zadoinov

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Vadim Zadoynov (Russian: Вадим Задойнов, born 24 May 1969) is a Moldovan athlete who specialized in the 400 metres hurdles.

He was born in Chişinău.[1] He won the bronze medal for the Soviet Union at the 1988 World Junior Championships.[2] At the 1990 European Championships he finished fourth in the 400 m hurdles and eighth in the 4 × 400 m relay.[citation needed] At the 1992 Olympic Games he was knocked out in the heats.[1]

He also competed at the World Championships in 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999, and only reached the semi-final once; in 1997.[2] He was also knocked out in the heats at the Olympic Games in 1996 and 2000.[1] He finished seventh at the 1994 European Championships and fifth at the 1998 European Championships.[citation needed]

His personal best time was 48.61 seconds, achieved at the 1990 European Championships in Split.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1987 European Junior Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.55
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 3rd 400 m hurdles 50.88
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 7th 400 m hurdles 50.48
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 4th 400 m hurdles 48.61 (NR)
8th 4 x 400 m relay 3:04.17
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 34th (h) 400 m hurdles 51.21
Representing  Moldova
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 27th (h) 400 m hurdles 50.24
1994 Goodwill Games Saint Petersburg, Russia 5th 400 m hurdles 49.83
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 400 m hurdles 49.50 (49.30 semis)
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 28th (h) 400 m hurdles 50.24
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 5th (h) 400 m 47.09 (NR)
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 28th (h) 400 m hurdles 49.73
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 25th (h) 400 m 48.18
World Championships Athens, Greece 21st (sf) 400 m hurdles 50.07 (49.49 heats)
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 400 m hurdles 49.10
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 32nd (h) 400 m hurdles 50.14
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 39th (h) 400 m hurdles 51.08
(#) Indicates overall position in qualifying heats (h) or semifinals (sf)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Vadim Zadoynov". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Vadim Zadoinov at IAAF