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Yury Dumchev

Full name: Yury Eduardovich Dumchev
Original name: Юрий Эдуардович Думчев
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6.5 (200 cm)
Weight: 282 lbs (128 kg)
Born: August 5, 1958 in Rossosh, Voronezh, Russia
Died: February 10, 2016 in Adler, Krasnodar Kray, Russia
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Yury Dumchev was selected to the Soviet national team after winning gold at the 1977 European Championships. During his career, which lasted until 1988, Dumchev competed at two Olympic Games, finishing fifth in 1980 and fourth in 1988, and at the 1983 World Championships, where he did not advance past qualifying. Having thrown a new world record of 71.68 in May 1983, Dumchev was also considered as a medal contender for the 1984 Olympics, but due to the Soviet boycott. he did not compete at Los Angeles. He instead competed at the Friendship Games, a replacement event held for countries that boycotted the 1984 Olympics, where he won the discus throw with 66.70 metres, which was 10 cm more than Olympic champion [Rolf Danneberg] threw in the Los Angeles Olympic final.

Domestically Dumchev won two titles (1980-81) and four silver medals (1982-83, 1985, 1988) at the Soviet Championships. During his sporting career Dumchev became interested in acting and from 1980 appeared in more than 50 movies. He was also a stage actor with the Mayakovsky Theatre in Moskva and also worked as a television presenter for various game and children shows. Dumchev joined the Russian Actors Union in 1998 and the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation in 2002.

Personal Best: DT – 71.86 (1983).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Men's Discus Throw Soviet Union URS 5
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Men's Discus Throw Soviet Union URS 4

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 5 65.58
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 2 64.78
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 foul 64.78
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 1 65.58 65.58
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 4 foul 65.58
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 4 63.16 65.58
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 5 QU 62.82
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 4 62.82
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 5 pass 62.82
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 4 66.42
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 4 64.00
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 4 63.74 64.00
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 6 63.54 64.00
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 6 63.66 64.00
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 7 62.86 64.00
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 66.42
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 8 QC 62.08
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A 2 62.08
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round One 3 61.30
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 4 60.24 61.30
1988 Summer 30 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 62.08
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