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Volodymyr Kyselov

Full name: Volodymyr Viktorovych Kyselov
Original name: Володимир Вікторович Кисельов
Other name(s): Vladimir Viktorovich Kiselyov, Владимир Викторович Киселёв
Gender: Male
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: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Men's Shot Put Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
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
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