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Hennadiy Avdeienko

Full name: Hennadiy Valentynovych Avdeienko
Original name: Геннадій Валентинович Авдеєнко
Other name(s): Gennady Valentinovich Avdeyenko, Геннадий Валентинович Авдеенко
Gender: Male
Height: 6-7.5 (202 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: November 4, 1963 in Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine
Affiliations: SKA Odessa, Odessa (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Liudmyla Avdeienko.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ukrainian Hennadiy Avdeienko took up athletics in 1972. Initially a triple jumper, Avdeienko switched to high jump in 1980 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1981. Avdeienko first competed internationally at the 1983 European Indoor Championships, where he finished fifth. Avdeienko entered the inaugural 1983 World Championships in Helsinki as a relative unknown and surprised everyone by bettering his previous personal best by 7 cm and winning the gold medal. Over the next couple of seasons, Avdeienko fell back to the obscurity he had before the 1983 World Championships, but made a strong comeback in 1987, winning a bronze at the European Indoor Championships, followed by silver at the World Indoor Championships. At the 1987 World Outdoor Championships, Avdeienko cleared his personal best of 2.38 to win a silver medal and went to the 1988 Olympics as one of the gold medal favorites. At the Olympics, he did not disappoint, clearing another 2.38 and winning gold. After the Olympics, his results dropped off a bit and he retired from athletics after the fall of the Soviet Union. Avdeienko won the Soviet high jump title in 1987-88. A graduate at the Odessa Polytechnic Institute, he later worked as a refrigerating equipment engineer in Ukraine and Belarus.

Personal Best\: HJ – 2.38 (1987).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Men's High Jump Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC C/F/P
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 OR 2.38 1 1
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.15 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.20 metres 1T o 0 0 2.20
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.25 metres 1T o 0 0 2.25
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.28 metres 6T p 0 0 2.25
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.31 metres 1T o 0 0 2.31
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.34 metres 1T o 0 0 2.34
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.36 metres 1 =OR o 0 0 2.36
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.38 metres 1 OR xo 1 1 2.38
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.40 metres 1 xpp 1 1 2.38
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.44 metres 1 xx- 1 1 2.38
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 12 QC 2.25 0 2
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 4 2.25 0 2
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 2.05 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 2.10 metres NP p 0 0 NH
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 2.15 metres 1T o 0 0 2.15
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 2.19 metres 9T p 0 0 2.15
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 2.22 metres 7T xxo 2 2 2.22
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 2.25 metres 4 o 0 2 2.25
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 2.28 metres 4 p 0 2 2.25
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