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Ardalion Ignatyev

Full name: Ardalion Vasilyevich Ignatyev
Original name: Ардалион Васильевич Игнатьев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: December 22, 1930 in Novoye Toyderyakovo, Chuvashkaya Respublika, Russia
Died: September 24, 1998 in Cheboksary, Chuvashkaya Respublika, Russia
Affiliations: Kolhoznik Chuvasi/Urozay Leningrad
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Ardalion Ignatyev was the best Soviet long sprinter in the 1950s. He won a 400 bronze at the 1956 Olympics and was eliminated in the 400 semi-finals at the 1952 Olympics. At the 1954 European Championships, Ignatyev won gold in the 400 and silver in 200 metres, and also won the 400 at the 1953 and 1955 World Student Games. Ignatyev won 15 Soviet titles – 200 in 1953-56; 400 in 1952-56 and 1959; and 4x400 in 1953, 1955-56, and 1958-59. After finishing his sports career, Ignatyev worked as a director of the sports school in Cheboksary and from 1970-96 was a lecturer at the Yakovlev Chuvash State Pedagogical University.

Personal Best\: 400 – 46.0 (1955).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Men's 400 metres Soviet Union URS 5 h1 r3/4
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 h3 r1/2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Men's 400 metres Soviet Union URS 3T Bronze
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 3 h3 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 5 47.4 47.49
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 3 QU 48.0 48.25
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 1 QU 48.1 48.22
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final 3T 47.0 47.15 2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 46.8 46.93
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 46.8 46.88
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Six 1 QU 48.6 48.69

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Three 3 3:12.5 3:12.65
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Three 3 3:11.2 3:11.27
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