|Native name||Підлужний Валерій Васильович|
|Born||August 22, 1952|
|Achievements and titles|
|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, 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. His personal best was 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in), set in the 1980 Olympic final in Moscow.
His first international medal of note was a gold at the 1970 European Athletics Junior Championships. Senior gold medals followed at the 1973 Summer Universiade and the 1973 European Cup. He achieved his highest international ranking that year, placing third with a best of 8.15 m (26 ft 8 3⁄4 in).
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.
|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|
- Soviet Athletics Championships
- Long jump: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
- Soviet Indoor Athletics Championships
- Long jump: 1973, 1976, 1979, 1980
- Long jump at the Olympics
- List of Olympic medalists in athletics (men)
- List of European Athletics Championships medalists (men)
- List of European Athletics Indoor Championships medalists (men)
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- Soviet Championships. GBR Athletics. Received 2018-04-01.