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Vasily Rudenkov

Full name: Vasily Vasilyevich Rudenkov
Original name: Василий Васильевич Руденков
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)
Born: May 3, 1931 in Zhlobin, Homel, Belarus
Died: November 2, 1982
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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Biography

A railroad worker, Vasily Rudenkov took up athletics quite late, in 1952, when he was already 21-years-old. Rudenkov was inspired to take up athletics and hammer throwing by fellow Belorussian athlete Mikhail Krivonosov. The Soviet hammer throw champion in 1959-61, Rudenkov competed internationally at two major international tournaments. At the 1960 Olympics, Rudenkov, who was the world’s top hammer thrower in 1959 and also led the lists before the Olympics, was considered as the favorite for gold along with world record holder American Hal Connolly, and at the Olympic final, he did not disappoint, winning the gold medal easily with an Olympic record of 67.10. At the 1962 European Championships, Rudenkov finished in a disappointing sixth place and at the Soviet Championships, besides his three titles, he won bronzes in 1962 and 1964. Rudenkov finished his sports career in 1968 and later worked as an athletics coach in his native Belarus.

Personal Best\: HT – 68.94 (1961).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OR

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 OR 67.10
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 65.60
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 64.98 65.60
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 OR 67.10 67.10
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 66.62 67.10
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 1 64.58 67.10
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 66.23
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 67.03
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 1 OR 67.03
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 1 pass 67.03
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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