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Valeriy Pidluzhniy

Full name: Valeriy Vasylovych Pidluzhniy
Original name: Валерій Васильович Підлужний
Other name(s): Valery Vasilyevich Podluzhny, Валерий Васильевич Подлужный
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: August 22, 1952 in Donetsk, Donetsk, Ukraine
Affiliations: Dynamo Donetsk, Donetsk (UKR) / Trudovye Rezervy Donetsk, Donetsk (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Ukrainian Valeriy Pidluzhniy was the top Soviet long jumper in the 1970s. He won Olympic bronze in 1980, with a personal best of 8.18, was the European Champion in 1974, won the 1974 and 1979 Universiade, and added silvers at the 1976 and 1979 European Indoors. He also competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, placing ninth and seventh, respectively. Pidluzhniy won gold at the 1973 European Cup, silvers at the 1975 and 1977 European Cups, and bronze at the 1979 European Cup. He was the Soviet long jump champion in 1973-77 and 1979 and won silver in 1972 and bronze in 1978. Pidluzhniy finished his sports career after the 1980 Olympics and later worked as a children’s coach in his hometown of Donetsk, Ukraine. He was also director of a sports school in Donetsk.

Personal Best\: LJ – 8.18 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Men's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 9
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Men's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 7
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Men's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 9 7.72
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One NP foul
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 12 7.56 7.56 NM
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 9 7.72 7.72
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 9 QU 7.91
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 5 7.91
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 14 7.10
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 17 pass 7.10
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 7 7.88
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 7T 7.70
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 5 7.88 7.88
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 6 7.77 7.88
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 7 7.84 7.88
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 7 foul 7.88
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 7.66
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 4 QU 7.90
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 4 7.90
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 6 7.71
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 3 7.90 7.90
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 8.18
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 3 8.07
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 5 8.08 8.08
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 6 7.97 8.08
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 8.18 8.18
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 foul 8.18
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 7.82
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 4 QU 8.02
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 4 8.02
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 3 8.02
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 4 pass 8.02
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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