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Igor Ter-Ovanesyan

Full name: Igor Aramovich Ter-Ovanesyan
Original name: Игорь Арамович Тер-Ованесян
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: May 19, 1938 in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

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Biography

Born in Kyiv, Ukraine to an Armenian father and Ukrainian mother, Igor Ter-Ovanesyan grew up in Moskva, where his family fled during World War II. In 1954, his family moved back to Ukraine, settling in Lviv and there Ter-Ovanesyan took up athletics at age 15. Showing great talent as a teenager, he was selected for the Soviet national team when he was 17. Competing at five Olympics and five European Championships during his career, Ter-Ovanesyan won Olympic long jump bronze in 1960 and 1964 and was the European Champion in 1958, 1962 and 1969, taking silver in 1966 and 1971. He also won silver at the 1971 European Indoor Championships, won gold at the 1966 and 1968 European Indoor Games and was the Universiade champion in 1961, 1963 and 1965. Ter-Ovanesyan set two world records during his career, both at high altitude – 8.31 in June 1962 at Yerevan and 8.35 in October 1967 at Mexico City. Ter-Ovanesyan won 15 Soviet titles – in 1957, 1959-60, 1962-69 and 1971 in long jump and in 1958, 1959 and 1963 in 4x100 relay.

Ter-Ovanesyan finished his sports career after the 1972 Olympics and later worked as an athletics coach. His most famous pupils were the 1980 Olympic long jump champion Tatyana Kolpakova and 1980 Olympic long jump bronze medalist Valeriy Pidluzhniy. From 1983-89 Ter-Ovanesyan was head coach of the Soviet national track & field team. He later worked as chairman of the General Council of the coaching teams of the Sports Committee of Russia. In 1994, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation State Committee for Sports and Physical Culture. He also worked as a professor in the track & field department of Moskva State Academy of Physical Education. In 1991, Ter-Ovanesyan became a member of the IAAF Central Council.

Personal Best\: LJ – 8.35 (1967).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Men's Long Jump Soviet Union URS AC r2/2
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 4
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Men's Long Jump Soviet Union URS 13 QR

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round AC NM
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two NP foul NM
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three NP foul NM
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 13 QU 7.15
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 7 7.15
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 11 pass 7.15
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 8.04
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 7.90
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 7.80 7.90
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 3 foul 7.90
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 foul 7.90
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 7.68 7.90
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 8.04
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 7.79
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group C 3 7.79
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group C Round One 2 7.79
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group C Round Two 2 pass 7.79
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group C Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 7.99
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 1 7.78
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 foul 7.78
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 2 7.64 7.78
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 2 7.80 7.80
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 2 7.99 7.99
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 7.81
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 3 QU 7.78w NM
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 2 7.78w
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 7.78
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 4 8.12
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 3 8.12
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 4 8.09 8.12
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 4 foul 8.12
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 4 foul 8.12
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 4 8.10 8.12
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 8.08
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 12 QU 7.74
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 7 7.74
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round One 5 7.74
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 6 pass 7.74
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 13 7.77
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 6 7.77
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 5 7.77 7.77
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP foul
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