Viktor Rashchupkin

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Viktor Rashchupkin
Personal information
Native name Виктор Иванович Ращулкин
Full name Viktor Ivanovich Raschchupkin
Nationality Russian
Born October 16, 1950
Kamensk-Uralski, Soviet Union
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 107 kg (236 lb)
Country  Soviet Union
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 66.64 m (1980)

Viktor Ivanovich Rashchupkin (Russian: Виктор Иванович Ращупкин, born October 16, 1950) was a Soviet/Russian athlete who competed mainly in the discus throw. He was born in Kamensk-Uralsky.[1]

He competed for Soviet Union at the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union where he won the gold medal in the men's discus throw event.[1]

With the death of Al Oerter on 1 October 2007, Rashchupkin is now the oldest surviving Olympic Champion in the Men's Discus. He is almost exactly 1 month older than 1976 Champion, Mac Wilkins.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Viktor Rashchupkin". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-10-02.