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Andrey Perlov

Full name: Andrey Borisovich Perlov
Original name: Андрей Борисович Перлов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: December 12, 1961 in Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk (RUS)
Country: EUN Unified Team
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Biography

Andrey Perlov was the world’s top race walker in the late 1980s and early 1990s, mainly concentrating on the 50 km race walk. The apex of his career was at the 1992 Olympics, where he won the 50 km gold medal. At the 1991 World Championships, Perlov and his teammate Aleksandr Potashov attempted to cross the finish line simultaneously in the 50 km, hoping to win a shared gold medal, but the officials declared Potashov the winner by 0.01 seconds, thus Perlov had to settle for a silver. He won the 50 km at the 1990 European Championships, and 1984 Friendship Games, adding 50 km silvers at the 1985 Universiade and 1985 and 1989 Race Walking World Cups. Perlov set two world records during his career – 3-37:41 in the 50 km in 1989, and 1-18:20 in the 20 km in 1990. Perlov won the Soviet 20 km title in 1990 and 50 km titles in 1984-85 and 1989.

Personal Best\: 50kmW – 3-37:41 (1989).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Unified Team EUN 1 Gold

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Athletics Unified Team Final Standings 1 3-50:13
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