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Valery Abramov

Full name: Valery Aleksandrovich Abramov
Original name: Валерий Александрович Абрамов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: August 22, 1956 in Yertsevo, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Died: September 14, 2016 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics


Valery Abramov was a distance runner who competed at the 1980 Moskva Olympics in the 5,000 metres, failing to qualify out of the semi-finals. He ran the same event at the 1983 World Championships and the 1982 European Championships, finishing 11th and 6th, respectively. He was also second in the 5K at the 1979 World Cup and the 1981 European Cup. In the 10K, he won a bronze medal at the 1983 European Cup. Abramov won Soviet Championships in the 1,500 m in 1978, the 5,000 m in 1979, and the 10K in 1987. He set two Soviet records in the 5,000, running 13:15.6 in 1979 and 13:11.99 in 1981, and also set a national record in the 10K with 27:55.17 in 1984.

Personal Best: 5000 – 13:11.99 (1981).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Soviet Union URS 6 h1 r2/3

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 6 13:40.7 13:40.67
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 3 QU 13:42.9 13:42.86
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