He is best known for his two bronze medals at the European Indoor Championships. His personal best was 17.59 metres, achieved in June 1993 in Moscow. This is the Uzbek record. His wife, Mariya Sokova, is also an athlete.
Anti-doping rule violation
He has continued to jump, winning the bronze medal in a Russian sweep of the M45 division at the 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships. His wife did one place better in the W40 division.
|Representing Soviet Union|
|1991||World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||4th||Triple jump||17.28 m|
|Representing Unified Team|
|1992||European Indoor Championships||Genoa, Italy||3rd||Triple jump||17.01 m|
|Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||9th||Triple jump||16.86 m|
|1994||European Indoor Championships||Paris, France||3rd||Triple jump||17.31 m|
|European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||4th||Triple jump||16.97 m|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||16th||Triple jump||16.68 m|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||5th||Triple jump||17.16 m|
|1999||World Championships||Seville, Spain||12th||Triple jump||16.53 m|
- IAAF: Biography: Vasiliy SOKOV
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