Viktor Tsybulenko

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Viktor Tsybulenko
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Viktor Tsybulenko in 2012
Personal information
Born 13 July 1930
Veprik, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine
Died 19 October 2013 (aged 83)
Kiev, Ukraine
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Club Armed Forces sports society, Kiev
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 84.64 m (1960)

Viktor Sergeevich Tsybulenko[nb 1] (13 July 1930 – 19 October 2013) was a Ukrainian javelin thrower.[1] He competed for the Soviet Union at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won a gold medal in 1960 and a bronze in 1956, while finishing fourth in 1952.[2] For these achievements he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1960 and the Order of the Badge of Honor in 1957.

Tsybulenko was ranked within the world's top 10 javelin throwers in 1952–62, except for 1955; his best placement was second in 1962 and third in 1960. Nationally he won the Soviet title in 1952, 1955–57 and 1959.[2]

After finishing his athletics career Tsybulenko served in the Soviet Army, retiring in 1985 with a rank of colonel. He then returned to the javelin throw and won the 1994 World Masters Championships.[2]


  1. ^ Ukrainian: Віктор Сергійович Цибуленко, Russian: Виктор Серге́евич Цыбуленко