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Valter Külvet

Full name: Valter Külvet
Other name(s): Valter Kyulvet, Вальтер Кюльвет
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: February 19, 1964 in Õisu, Viljandimaa, Estonia
Died: July 2, 1998 in Mäksa, Tartumaa, Estonia
Affiliations: TRÜ
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Valter Külvet was a brilliant athlete as a youth, but unfortunately he was very often hampered with injuries in senior class. Already in 1978 he won the Soviet youth championships in octathlon. In 1981 he won his first Estonian championships in the decathlon with a result of 8104 points, which still stands (as of 2008) as a world record of under 18 year olds. In 1983 he won the European Junior championships, but also got his first serious injury – a severe leg and knee trauma. In 1985 he won a silver in Universade but did not finish at the 1986 European championships due to injury. Külvet also did not finish in the next two major championships due to injury – at the 1987 World championships and at 1988 Seoul Olympics, the Olympics were his last major championships. Külvet won the Soviet championships in decathlon in 1987 and was third in 1985 and 1986. He was Estonian champion in the decathlon in 1981, 1994 and 1995, in the discus throw in 1986 and 1991 and in 4×100 m relay four times from 1985 to 1988. In the 1990s, Külvet was also a successful businessman, who exported wood from Russia. Valter Külvet was reported missing on the evening of July 1, 1998. His severely beaten body was found in the morning of July 3 in a ditch near Mäksa. A police investigation found that he had been dead at least 24 hours and that he was killed during a carjacking.

Personal Best: Dec – 8506 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Men's Decathlon Soviet Union URS AC DNF

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T P(1985AT) D H C/F/P
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union 100 metres 24T 11.31 793
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union 100 metres Heat Five 7 11.31 793
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Long jump 16 847 7.14
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Long jump Round One NP 6.97
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Long jump Round Two NP 6.87
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Long jump Round Three NP 7.14
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Shot put 7 808 15.29
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Shot put Round One NP 14.90
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Shot put Round Two NP 15.29
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Shot put Round Three NP foul
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union High jump 12T 803 2.00
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.91 metres NP o
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.94 metres NP o
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union High jump 1.97 metres NP o
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union High jump 2.00 metres NP o
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union High jump 2.03 metres NP xxx
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union 400 metres 30 50.62 786
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union 400 metres Heat Three 7 50.62 786
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union 110 metre hurdles AC DNF 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union 110 metre hurdles Heat Two AC DNF 0