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Yevgeny Ivchenko

Full name: Yevgeny Mikhaylovich Ivchenko
Original name: Евгений Михайлович Ивченко
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: June 27, 1938 in Iskriskovshchina, Sumy, Ukraine
Died: June 2, 1999
Affiliations: Dynamo Vitebsk, Vitebsk (BLR) / Trudovye Rezervy Minsk, Minsk (BLR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Yevgeny Ivchenko was on the Soviet national team as a 20 km walker in the early 1970s. He competed at the 1971 and 1974 European Championships and 1972 Olympics, but had little success, as he was disqualified at the Olympics, and placed 8th and 15th at the 1971 and 1974 Europeans, respectively. He won 20 km walk silvers at the 1971, 1972, 1974 and 1975 Soviet Championships. Ivchenko then switched to the longer distance when he was nearly 40-years-old and after winning the 50 km walking title at the 1980 Soviet Championships, won the 1980 Olympic bronze, three days after his 42nd birthday. In 1980 Ivchenko set a disputed, and unratified world best in the 50 km track walk when he clocked 3-37:36.0.

Personal Bests\: 20kmW – 1-24:54 (1976); 50kmW – 3-50:24 (1979).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Soviet Union URS AC DQ
1980 Summer 42 Moskva Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings AC DQ

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 42 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 3 3-56:32
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