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Vladimir Sukharev

Full name: Vladimir Georgiyevich Sukharev
Original name: Владимир Георгиевич Сухарев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: July 10, 1924 in Tuya-Mukon, Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
Died: April 30, 1997
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

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Biography

Vladimir Sukharev was the top Soviet sprinter in the early 1950s. A veteran of World War II, Sukharev took up athletics in 1946 when he was demobilized from the Army and enrolled at the Kazakhstan Institute of Physical Culture. He was on the Soviet national team from 1948-56. Sukharev won 4x100 relay silvers at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics, while placing fifth in the 100 and was eliminated in the 200 quarter-finals at the 1952 Olympics. Sukharev also competed at the 1950 European Championships, where he won gold in the 4x100 and bronze in the 100 metres. Sukharev won nine Soviet titles – 100 in 1950-53; 200 in 1950-52; and 4x100 in 1949 and 1956.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.3 (1951); 200 – 21.1 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Men's 100 metres Soviet Union URS 5
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Men's 200 metres Soviet Union URS 3 h6 r2/4
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Final 5 10.5 10.88 1
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 10.6 10.86
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 3 QU 10.7 10.92
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 10.7 10.93

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Six 3 21.7 21.88
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 21.9 22.08

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 2 40.3 40.58 3
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 40.7 41.01
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Four 1 QU 41.3 41.45
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union URS Final 2 39.8 39.93 4
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 40.3 40.36
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Three 1 QU 40.7 40.77
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