Vasily Rudenkov

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Vasily Rudenkov
Personal information
Native nameВасилиӣ Васильевич Руденков
Full nameVasily Vasilievich Rudenkov
Born3 May 1931
Zhlobin, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Died2 November 1982(1982-11-02) (aged 51)
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
Country Soviet Union
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubDynamo Moscow
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)68.91 m (1961)
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome Hammer throw

Vasily Vasilievich Rudenkov (Belarusian: Васіль Васілевіч Рудзянкоў; Russian: Василий Васильевич Руденков) (3 May 1931 – 2 November 1982)[1] was a Soviet athlete who competed mainly in the hammer throw. He was born in Zhlobin, Homel, Belarus.

Rudenkov competed for the USSR in the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy in the hammer throw where he won the gold medal. It was his only Olympics appearance.[2]

He trained at Dynamo in Moscow and was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1960)


  1. ^ Biography and Olympic Results at Sports
  2. ^ "Hammer Throw Men". Olympic Association. Retrieved 21 September 2010.

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