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Viktor Saneyev

Full name: Viktor Saneyev
Original name: ვიქტორ სანეევი
Other name(s): Viktor Danilovich Saneyev, Виктор Данилович Санеев
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: October 3, 1945 in Sukhumi, Apkhazeti, Georgia
Affiliations: Dynamo Sukhumi, Sukhumi (GEO) / Dynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Viktor Saneyev, who was the top triple jumper of the world in the 1970s with four Olympic medals, took up athletics in 1956. Originally a high jumper, a knee injury forced him to switch to the triple jump in 1963. Saneyev rose into prominence in 1968, when he won his first Soviet title and was selected for the Soviet 1968 Olympic team. The triple jump competition at the 1968 Olympics was very high class, during which five world records were set. First, Giuseppe Gentile jumped a world record of 17.10 in the qualifying round, which he bettered with 17.22 in the first round of the final. Then Saneyev jumped 17.23 in round three and in round five Nélson Prudêncio recorded of 17.27. But in the sixth round, Saneyev won the gold medal with the final world record of the competition – 17.39. In 1969, Saneyev won the European Championship, repeating that victory in 1974. He also won golds at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, but was upset by fellow team mate Estonian Jaak Uudmäe at the 1980 Olympics and had to settle for a silver medal. In 1972, Saneyev also set his third and last world record, jumping 17.44 in his home town of Sukhumi. He won eight Soviet triple jump titles (1968-71, 1973-75, 1978). After his sporting career, Saneyev worked as an athletics coach in his native Georgia before the fall of the Soviet Union, but later emigrated to Australia.

Personal Best: TJ – 17.44 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Triple Jump Soviet Union URS 1 Gold WR
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Men's Triple Jump Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Men's Triple Jump Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Men's Triple Jump Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 WR 17.39
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 3 16.49
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 3 16.84 16.84
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 WR 17.23 17.23
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 17.02 17.23
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 16.81w 17.23
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP WR 17.39
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 7 QU 16.22
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 5 16.22
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round One 3 16.22
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 4 pass 16.22
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 17.35w
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 17.35w
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 1 16.71 17.35
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 17.19 17.35
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 1 foul 17.35
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 1 16.98w 17.35
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 1 QU 16.85
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1 16.85
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 16.85
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 16.85
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 1 17.29
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One NP foul
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 3 16.71 16.71
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 17.06 17.06
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 2 foul 17.06
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 1 17.29 17.29
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 16.77
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 2 16.77
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 16.77
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 pass 16.77
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2 17.24
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 2 16.85
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 16.53 16.85
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 3 17.04 17.04
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 foul 17.04
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 17.07 17.07
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 17.24
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 6T QU 16.57 NM
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 3 16.57
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 16.57
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 3 pass 16.57
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass