Viktor Chistiakov

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Viktor Valentinovich Chistiakov (Russian: Виктор Валeнтинoвич Чистяков; born February 9, 1975 in Moscow) is a Russian pole vaulter. He competed a period for Australia.

Born the same year as Dmitri Markov, Chistiakov won the 1994 World Junior Championships when Markov placed second. The roles were reversed at the European Indoor Championships.

Chistiakov moved to Australia with his then-wife Tatiana Grigorieva and became an Australian citizen. His personal best is 5.90 metres, and his best Olympic performance was in 2000 when he finished fifth. He is the son of Olympic medalist Natalya Pechonkina.

In mid-2006 he declared he was transferring back to Russia. The move was finalized on 12 February 2007.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Russia
1993 European Junior Championships San Sebastián, Spain 3rd Pole vault 5.35 m
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 1st Pole vault 5.60 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 3rd Pole vault 5.80 m
Representing  Australia
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th Pole vault 5.80 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 10th Pole vault 5.75 m
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 4th Pole vault 5.50 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 9th Triple jump 14.96 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 6th Pole vault 5.60 m
World Championships Paris, France 11th Pole vault 5.60 m

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