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Vasily Kudinov

Full name: Vasily Aleksandrovich Kudinov
Original name: Василий Александрович Кудинов
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: February 17, 1969 in Ilyinka, Astrakhan, Russia
Died: February 11, 2017 in Astrakhan, Astrakhan, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Astrakhan, Astrakhan (RUS) / US Ivry, Ivry-sur-Seine (FRA) / VfL Hameln, Hameln (GER) / Honda Suzuka, Suzuka (JPN)
Country: EUN Unified Team, RUS Russia
Sport: Handball

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

A left backcourt player, Vasily Kudinov started his professional career with his local club, Dynamo Astrakhan, in 1987, winning the 1990 Soviet title with them. From 1993-97 Kudinov played in France with US Ivry and won the French title in 1997 and the French Cup in 1996. From 1997-2001, Kudinov played in Germany, first with VfL Hameln until 2000 and then one season with SC Magdeburg. With Magdeburg, he won both the German title and EHF Cup in 2001. In 2001-04 Kudinov played in Japan, with Honda Suzuka, winning three consecutive Japanese titles in 2002-04, before finishing his career again with Dynamo Astrakhan in 2004-05.

After winning gold at the 1989 World Junior Championships, Kudinov was selected for the Soviet national team in 1990 and played with them (and then the Russian national team) for 14 seasons, through the 2004 Olympics. He won Olympic golds in 1992 and 2000, adding a bronze in 2004, and was also a World Champion in 1993 and 1997, with a silver at the 1999 Worlds. He helped win a European Championship in 1996, taking silver in 1994 and bronze in 2000. Kudinov was the top goalscorer with 50 goals at the 1994 European Championships and was selected to the all-star team as the best left backcourt player at the 1994 Europeans and 1997 and 1999 Worlds. After finishing his sporting career, Kudinov worked as a children’s coach with Zarya Kaspiya in Astrakhan. His son Sergey also played on the Russian handball team, starting in 2014.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Handball Men's Handball Unified Team EUN 1 Gold
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Handball Men's Handball Russia RUS 5
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Handball Men's Handball Russia RUS 1 Gold
2004 Summer 35 Athina Handball Men's Handball Russia RUS 3 Bronze

Men's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST W S E DQ RC
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Handball Unified Team EUN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1992-08-08 EUN 22, SWE 20 3 0
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Handball Unified Team EUN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1992-08-06 EUN 23, ISL 19 0 0
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Handball Unified Team EUN Group B Match #2 1 1992-07-27 EUN 25, GER 15 0 0
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Handball Unified Team EUN Group B Match #4 1 1992-07-29 EUN 23, FRA 22 0 0
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Handball Unified Team EUN Group B Match #7 1 1992-07-31 EUN 22, EGY 18 0 0
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Handball Unified Team EUN Group B Match #12 1 1992-08-02 EUN 24, ESP 18 0 0
1992 Summer 23 Barcelona Handball Unified Team EUN Group B Match #14 1 1992-08-04 EUN 27, ROU 25 6 1
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Handball Russia RUS Final Round Match 5/6 1 1996-08-02 RUS 29, EGY 26 5 0 3 0 1
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #1 1 1996-07-24 RUS 32, KUW 20 2 0 0 0 0
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #6 1 1996-07-25 RUS 31, USA 16 10 0 1 0 0
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #8 2 1996-07-27 SWE 22, RUS 20 3 0 0 0 0
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #11 2 1996-07-29 CRO 25, RUS 24 4 0 0 0 0
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #13 1 1996-07-31 RUS 30, SUI 23 4 0 0 0 0
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Handball Russia RUS Final Round Match 1/2 1 2000-09-30 RUS 28, SWE 26 6 1 1 0 0
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Handball Russia RUS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-29 RUS 29, SCG 26 2 1 2 0 0
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Handball Russia RUS Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-26 RUS 33, SLO 22 1 1 0 0 0
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #3 1 2000-09-16 RUS 22, EGY 21 1 0 1 0 0
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #7 1 2000-09-20 RUS 26, KOR 24 6 0 0 0 0
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #12 2 2000-09-22 GER 25, RUS 23 2 0 0 0 0
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #15 1 2000-09-24 RUS 27, SCG 25 2 1 0 0 0
2004 Summer 35 Athina Handball Russia RUS Final Round Match 3/4 1 2004-08-28 RUS 28, HUN 26 4 0 0 0 0
2004 Summer 35 Athina Handball Russia RUS Semi-Finals Match #2 2 2004-08-27 GER 21, RUS 15 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Summer 35 Athina Handball Russia RUS Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 2004-08-24 RUS 26, FRA 24 1 0 0 0 0
2004 Summer 35 Athina Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #2 1 2004-08-14 RUS 28, SLO 25 1 0 0 0 0
2004 Summer 35 Athina Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #4 2 2004-08-16 KOR 35, RUS 32 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Summer 35 Athina Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #9 2 2004-08-18 ESP 29, RUS 26 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Summer 35 Athina Handball Russia RUS Group A Match #12 2 2004-08-20 CRO 26, RUS 25 1 0 0 0 0
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