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Aleksandr Baryshnikov

Full name: Aleksandr Georgiyevich Baryshnikov
Original name: Александр Георгиевич Барышников
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5.5 (198 cm)
Weight: 287 lbs (130 kg)
Born: November 11, 1948 in Chlya, Khabarovsk Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Aleksandr Baryshnikov was the first shot putter to use the spin technique invented by his coach Viktor Alekseyev, which later became the dominant style used by top putters. Baryshnikov rose to prominence in the early 1970s and was the first athlete to break the 22-metre barrier, when he set a world record of 22.00 a month before the 1976 Olympics. At the Olympics, though, Baryshnikov only won a bronze medal, improving to a silver at the 1980 Olympics. He also competed at the 1972 Olympics, where he did not advance out of qualifying. At the European Championships, Baryshnikov was third in 1978 and fourth in 1974. At the European Indoor Championships, he won a silver in 1983 and a bronze in 1976. He also won bronze at the 1973 Universiade. Baryshnikov won Soviet titles in 1972-74 and 1978.

Personal Best\: SP – 22.00 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Men's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 22 QR
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Men's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Men's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 22 18.65
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 10 18.65
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 10 18.45
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 10 18.41 18.45
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 18.65
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 21.00
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 20.53
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 20.27 20.53
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 21.00 21.00
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 20.96 21.00
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 20.58 21.00
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 21.32
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1 OR 21.32
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 OR 21.32
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 21.32
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2 21.08
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 5 20.20
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 21.08 21.08
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 2 20.66 21.08
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 2 20.39 21.08
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 foul 21.08
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 20.58
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 2 20.58
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 20.58
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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