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Pyotr Pochenchuk

Full name: Pyotr Ivanovich Pochenchuk
Original name: Пётр Иванович Поченчук
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: July 26, 1954 in Lyakhovtsy, Brest, Belarus
Died: December 1, 1991 in Hrodna, Hrodna, Belarus
Affiliations: SK VS Hrodna, Hrodna (BLR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Pyotr Pochenchuk was on the Soviet national team from 1977-84. During his career, Pochenchuk won silvers in the 20 km walk at the 1980 Olympics and 1978 European Championships. He also competed at the 1982 European Championships, where he was 10th in the 20 km walk, and at the 1983 World Championships, placing 13th. Pochenchuk set one world record during his career, when he clocked 40:37.0 for the 10 km track walk in 1977. He won his only Soviet title in 1982 in the 20 km walk. After finishing his sports career, Pochenchuk worked as a children’s coach, but died rather young, in December 1991 in a car accident. Since 1992 an annual memorial race walking tournament has been held in his honor in Hrodna, Belarus.

Personal Best\: 20kmW – 1-23:43 (1978).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 1-24:45.4
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