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Valery Brumel

Full name: Valery Nikolayevich Brumel
Original name: Валерий Николаевич Брумель
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: April 14, 1942 in Razvedki, Amur, Russia
Died: January 26, 2003 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Burevestnik Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Yelena Petushkova.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Valery Brumel came to prominence in the Olympic year 1960, and was denied a gold medal only by his compatriot Robert' Shavlaq'adze. The next year, he set the first of six World Record. He took the record from U.S. jumper John Thomas, with whom Brumel would fight out numerous duels – with Brumel usually winning. Winning the European title in 1962, Brumel crowned his career with Olympic gold in 1964, ahead of his personal friend, Thomas. His career was cut short by a leg injury, which he sustained after hitting a lamp post following a fall from a motorcycle (driven by Russian champion Tamara Golikova). It was thought that his leg would need to be amputated but it was saved after numerous operations. Brumel returned to high jumping, but he never managed to reach the height he cleared before the accident.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.28 (1963).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Men's High Jump Soviet Union URS 2 Silver OR
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo 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 TABHC C/F/P
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2 OR 2.16 1 5 12
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.90 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.95 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.95
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.00 metres 15T p 0 0 1 1.95
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.03 metres 1T o 0 0 2 2.03
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.06 metres 2T o 0 0 3 2.06
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.09 metres 4 xo 1 1 5 2.09
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.12 metres 3 =OR xxo 2 3 8 2.12
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.14 metres 4 =OR xo 1 4 10 2.14
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.16 metres 2 =OR xo 1 5 12 2.16
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.18 metres 2 xxx 1 5 12 2.16
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 13T QU 2.00 1 1 3
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.90 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.90
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.95 metres 25T p 0 0 1 1.90
1960 Summer 18 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2.00 metres 13T xo 1 1 3 2.00
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 OR 2.18 0 2 10
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.90 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1.95 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.00
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.03 metres 2T o 0 0 2 2.03
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.06 metres 4T o 0 0 3 2.06
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.09 metres 3T o 0 0 4 2.09
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.12 metres 2 o 0 0 5 2.12
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.14 metres 4 xxo 2 2 8 2.14
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.16 metres 1 =OR o 0 2 9 2.16
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.18 metres 1 OR o 0 2 10 2.18
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2.20 metres 1 xxx 0 2 10 2.18
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 11 QU 2.06 0 2 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.90 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1.95 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.00
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2.03 metres 18 xxo 2 2 4 2.03
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2.06 metres 11 o 0 2 5 2.06