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Gusman Kosanov

Full name: Gusman Sittykovich Kosanov
Original name: Гусман Ситтыкович Косанов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: May 25, 1935 in Izatulla, Shyrgys Qazaqstan, Kazakhstan
Died: July 19, 1990 in Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Affiliations: SKA Almaty, Almaty (KAZ)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

In 1960 Gusman Kosanov became the first ethnic Kazakh to win an Olympic medal, when he on the Soviet 4x100 relay team that won silver. Kosanov also competed at the 1964 Olympics, where he was fifth with the 4x100 relay team and he reached the 100 metre quarter-finals at the 1960 Olympics. Kosanov, who took up athletics in 1951, won his only Soviet title in 1960 in the sprint relay and his other medals at the Soviet Championships were silvers in the 1966 100 and 1964 4x100 relay, and a bronze in the 1963 100. Kosanov finished his sports career in 1967 and later worked as an athletics coach in his native Kazakhstan. Kosanov committed suicide by hanging himself in July 1990 after he was diagnosed with diabetes and was fired from his job as a director of a sports school in Almaty.

Personal Best\: 100 – 10.2 (1962).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Men's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 6 h3 r2/4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Men's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 5 h5 r1/4
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 5

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Three 6 10.7 10.87
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Six 2 QU 10.7 10.90
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Five 5 10.9 10,94

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 2 40.1 40.24 4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 40.2 40.30
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 2 QU 40.2 40.39
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 5 39.4 39.50 8
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 39.7 39,70
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Three 3 QU 40.1 40,19
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