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Nikolay Chernetsky

Full name: Nikolay Nikolayevich Chernetsky
Original name: Николай Николаевич Чернецкий
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: November 29, 1959 in Bishkek, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Affiliations: Trudovye Rezervy Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Nikolay Chernetsky ran the third leg for the Soviet 4x400 metre team that won gold at the 1980 Olympics. He was also on the Soviet 4x400 relay that won gold at the 1983 World Championships. Besides those two titles, Chernetsky won 400 gold at the 1980 European Indoors and bronze at that meet in 1978, adding 400 silvers at the 1979 World Cup and European Cups. Chernetsky won three Soviet titles – 400 in 1979-80; and 4x400 relay in 1979. After his retirement from sports, Chernetsky worked as an athletics coach and he emigrated to Italy after the fall of the Soviet Union. In the 1980s, Chernetsky was married to Iolanda Chen, who was the world’s leading female triple jumper in the early 1990s, who held the women’s triple jump world record in 1993, and won silver at the 1993 World Championships. Chernetsky’s sister Tatyana Chernetskaya was the leading female modern pentathlete of the world in the 1980s, winning multiple World and European titles.

Personal Best\: 400 – 45.12 (1979).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Men's 400 metres Soviet Union URS 6 h1 r3/4
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 6 45.94 2
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 4 QU 46.30 3
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 47.04 6

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 1 3:01.1 3:01.08 44,8
1980 Summer 20 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:01.8
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