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Leonid Shcherbakov

Full name: Leonid Mikhaylovich Shcherbakov
Original name: Леонид Михайлович Щербаков
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 7, 1927 in Olebino, Yaroslavl, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

Leonid Shcherbakov was considered as the second best triple jumper in the world in the 1950s after the legendary Adhemar da Silva. Shcherbakov won Olympic silver in 1952 behind da Silva and was European Champion in 1950 and 1954. He also set one ratified world record, jumping 16.23 in Moskva in July 1953. Shcherbakov won eight Soviet titles in a row, 1949-56.

After finishing his career, Shcherbakov worked with the Central Institute of Physical Culture (now the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism) and later worked as a triple jump coach in Algeria and Cuba. In Cuba he coached Pedro Pérez when Pérez set a world record of 17.40 in 1971. In 1987 the IAAF named Shcherbakov among the top 10 triple jumpers of all-time.

Personal Best\: TJ – 16.46 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Men's Triple Jump Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Men's Triple Jump Soviet Union URS 6

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2 15.98
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 3 15.07
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 4 15.26 15.26
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 4 15.18 15.26
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 2 15.98 15.98
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 15.84 15.98
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 3 QU 15.05
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 1 15.05
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round 1 1 15.05
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round 2 1 15.05 pass
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round 3 DNS pass
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 6 15.80
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 3 15.75
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 5 foul 15.75
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 6 15.58 15.75
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 6 foul 15.75
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 6 15.80 15,80
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 15.12
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 15.59
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 2 15.59
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 15.59
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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