Full name: Volodymyr Viktorovych Kyselov
Original name: Володимир Вікторович Кисельов
Other name(s): Vladimir Viktorovich Kiselyov, Владимир Викторович Киселёв
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 276 lbs (125 kg)
Born: January 1, 1957 in Myski, Kemerovo, Russia
Affiliations: Avangard Kramatorsk, Kramatorsk (UKR)
Country: Soviet Union
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Although born in Russia, Volodymyr Kyselov grew up in Kremenchuk, Ukraine where his family moved when he was five months old. Initially a cyclist, Kyselov took up athletics and shot put when he was 15-years-old. The apex of Kyselov’s career was at the 1980 Olympics, where he won a surprising gold medal. Before the Olympics, Kyselov was quite unknown, having won the 1975 European junior title, a bronze at the 1979 European Indoors, and a silver at the 1979 Soviet Championships. But at the Olympics, Kyselov opened with 21.10 and then threw 21.35 in the final round, becoming the first athlete to surpass 70 feet at the Olympics, to win a gold medal.
After the Olympics, Kyselov missed a season due to a hand injury and then won his first Soviet title in 1982. In 1984 Kyselov won his second Soviet title, but was unable to defend his Olympic title due to the Soviet boycott. Instead of the Olympics, Kyselov competed at the Friendship Games, and finished third in the shot with his personal best of 21.58, which was 32 cm better the mark made by Alessandro Andrei in the Olympic final. Kyselov finished his sports career in 1985 and later worked as an athletics coach in his hometown of Kremenchuk. In 2002 he became head of the physical education department of Kremenchuk Institute of Dnipropetrovsk University of Economics and Law.
Personal Best\: SP – 21.58 (1984).
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Men's Shot Put||Soviet Union||URS||1||Gold||OR|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||1||OR||21.35|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round One||1||21.10|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Two||1||20.86||21.10|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Three||1||21.03||21.10|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Four||1||21.03||21.10|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Five||1||21.00||21.10|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final Round||Round Six||NP||OR||21.35|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Qualifying Round||1||QU||20.72|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Qualifying Round||Round One||1||20.72|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Qualifying Round||Round Two||1||pass||20.72|
|1980 Summer||23||Moskva||Athletics||Soviet Union||Qualifying Round||Round Three||NP||pass|