Valeriy Pidluzhnyy

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Valeriy Pidluzhnyy
Personal information
Native nameПідлужний Валерій Васильович
National teamUSSR
Born (1952-08-22) August 22, 1952 (age 67)
Donetsk, Ukraine
Years active1972-1980
Achievements and titles
Regional finals
Updated on 14 August 2016.

Valeriy Vasylyovich Pidluzhnyy (Ukrainian: Підлужний Валерій Васильович) (born 22 August 1952) is a retired long jumper who represented the Soviet Union. Born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, he trained at the city's Trudovye Rezervy. A three-time Olympian,[1] he won two silver medals at the European Athletics Indoor Championships as well as a gold medal at the 1974 European Athletics Championships and a bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[2][3][4] His personal best was 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in), set in the 1980 Olympic final in Moscow.[5]

His first international medal of note was a gold at the 1970 European Athletics Junior Championships.[6] Senior gold medals followed at the 1973 Summer Universiade and the 1973 European Cup.[7][8] He achieved his highest international ranking that year, placing third with a best of 8.15 m (26 ft 8 34 in).[5]

Pidluzhnyy won nine national title in long jump during his career, including five straight wins at the Soviet Athletics Championships from 1973 to 1977 and four titles at the Soviet Indoor Athletics Championships between 1973 and 1980.[9][10]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1970 European Junior Championships Colombes, France 1st 7.87 m
1971 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th 7.68 m
1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 9th 7.72 m
1973 Universiade Moscow, Soviet Union 1st 8.15 m
European Cup Edinburgh, United Kingdom 1st 8.20 m w
1974 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 7.97 m
European Championships Rome, Italy 1st 8.12 m w
1975 European Cup Nice, France 2nd 7.92 m
1976 European Indoor Championships Munich, West Germany 2nd 7.79 m
Olympic Games Montreal, Canada 7th 7.88 m
1977 European Cup Helsinki, Finland 2nd 7.94 m
1978 European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 6th 7.89 m
1979 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 2nd 7.86 m
European Cup Turin, Italy 3rd 7.95 m
Universiade Mexico City, Mexico 1st 8.16 m
World Cup Montreal, Canada 4th 7.88 m
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 3rd 8.18 m

National titles[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Valeriy Pidluzhnyy. sports-reference. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  2. ^ Olympic Games Medalists (Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  3. ^ European Championships (Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  4. ^ European Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  5. ^ a b Valeriy Podluzhny. Track and Field Statistics. Retrieved on 2018-04-01.
  6. ^ European Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  7. ^ European Cup Final A. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  8. ^ World Student Games (Universiade - Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  9. ^ Soviet Indoor Championships. GBR Athletics. Received 2018-04-01.
  10. ^ Soviet Championships. GBR Athletics. Received 2018-04-01.

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