Full name: Boris Aleksandrovich Yakovlev
Original name: Борис Александрович Яковлев
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: July 16, 1945 in Petrovsk, Saratov, Russia
Died: June 23, 2014
Country: Soviet Union
Boris Yakovlev was a race walker who specialized in the 20 km. He competed at the 1969, 1971, and 1978 European Championships, placing seventh, seventh, and fourth, respectively. Yakovlev was runner-up at the 1979 Lugano Trophy in 1-19:46 on a short course. He competed at the 1980 Olympics in the 50 km, but was disqualified. Yakovlev later became a national walking coach.
Personal Best\: 50kmW – 3-51:43 (1982).
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