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Viktor Rashchupkin

Full name: Viktor Ivanovich Rashchupkin
Original name: Виктор Иванович Ращупкин
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 236 lbs (107 kg)
Born: October 10, 1950 in Kamensk-Uralsky, Sverdlovsk, Russia
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

The apex of Viktor Rashchupkin’s career was undoubtedly the 1980 Olympics, where he won the discus gold medal. Before the Olympics, the 30-year-old engineering student from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) was virtually unknown and the Olympics remained his only major international appearance. Taking up athletics and discus throwing at age 15, Rashchupkin trained most of his career without a coach, but still managed to work himself up to the Soviet national team in 1978, when he won his first medal, a silver, at the Soviet Championships. The next year, Rashchupkin won his only Soviet title and was selected for the Soviet Olympic team. In the Olympic final, Rashchupkin threw his personal best of 66.64 in round four to win Olympic gold. Rashchupkin retired from sports after the 1980 Olympics and later worked as an athletics coach in St. Petersburg.

Personal Best\: DT – 66.64 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Men's Discus Throw Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 66.64
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 4 62.38
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 3 64.72 64.72
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 4 65.08 65.08
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 66.64 66.64
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 1 60.48 66.64
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 64.78
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 1 64.78
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 64.78
1980 Summer 29 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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