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Yury Kutsenko

Full name: Yury Mikhaylovich Kutsenko
Original name: Юрий Михайлович Куценко
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: March 5, 1952 in Tavrovo, Belgorod, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Belgorod, Belgorod (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

A blacksmith at the Belgorod Factory of Metal Constructions (now JSC Energomash Belgorod), Yury Kutsenko took up athletics quite late, in 1973 when he was already 22-years-old. Initially a sprinter and long jumper, he took up decathlon in 1975. His best year was 1980, when he won his only Soviet title and was selected for the Soviet Olympic team. At the Olympics, Kutsenko won a silver medal behind the legendary Daley Thompson. Kutsenko also competed at the 1978 European Championships, where he was fifth and at the 1979 European Cup Combined Events where he was fourth individually and third with the Soviet team. At the Soviet Championships, besides his 1980 title, Kutsenko won silver in 1978 and bronzes in 1979 and 1984. Kutsenko retired from sports after the Soviet Union boycotted the 1984 Olympics and resumed his old job at the Belgorod Factory of Metal Constructions, working as a blacksmith and blacksmiths foreman until his retirement in 2005. He also worked as a children's coach in Belgorod.

Personal Best\: Dec – 8519 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Men's Decathlon Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1977AT) P(1985AT) T D P(1977T) P(1985T) H
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 8.331 8.369
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 100 metres 6 759 819 11.19
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 100 metres Heat One 3 759 819 11.19
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Long jump 2 7.74 969 995
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Shot put 7 14.50 759 759
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union High jump 2T 925 878 2.08
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 400 metres 3T 866 877 48.67
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 400 metres Heat Two 2 866 877 48.67
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 110 metre hurdles 9 844 845 15.04
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 110 metre hurdles Heat One 2 844 845 15.04
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Discus throw 15 39.86 683 662
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Pole vault 1T =OB 1.028 880 4.90
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Javelin throw 2 68.08 857 860
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 1,500 metres 1 4:22.6 641 794
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union 1,500 metres Heat Three 1 4:22.6 641 794
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