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Vasily Khmelevsky

Full name: Vasily Vladimirovich Khmelevsky
Original name: Василий Владимирович Хмелевский
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5 (196 cm)
Weight: 273 lbs (124 kg)
Born: January 14, 1948 in Mikolaikovschina, Hrodna, Belarus
Died: 2002
Affiliations: Dynamo Stavropol, Stavropol (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Vasily Khmelevsky took up athletics and hammer throwing in 1963, when he was 15-years-old. He wsa considered as one of the rising stars in hammer throw in the late 1960s, but his fondness for alcohol hampered his career. Khmelevsky won Olympic bronze in 1972, Universiade silver in 1970 and was ninth at the 1971 European Championships. He never won a Soviet title, placing third at the 1971 and 1972 championships. After finishing his sports career, Khmelevsky worked as a physical education teacher, but his deepening alcoholism got him fired and in the 1980s he spent four years in prison on disorderly conduct charges. Khmelevsky died in the spring of 2002 due to heart failure.

Personal Best\: HT – 74.98 (1975).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 74.04
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 9 68.82
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 71.62 71.62
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 2 74.04 74.04
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 2 68.16 74.04
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 foul 74.04
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 4 QU 70.00
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 2 70.00
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 70.00
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 pass 70.00
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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