Vyacheslav Semenovich SKOMOROKHOV

Photo: Vyacheslav Semenovich SKOMOROKHOV

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Deaflympic Medals:

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First Deaflympic Games: Washington DC 1965

Born: 1940

Deceased: 05 Nov 1992

Gender: m

A native of the city of Lugansk, part of the former Soviet Republic of Ukraine. Competed at the Deaf World Games in 1965 (3 gold and 1 silver), 1969 (4 gold), 1973 (2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze) and 1977 (1 silver). As of 1 January 2009, he is still the world record holder in 400m hurdles (49.1) - this record was at 1968 Olympic Games held in Mexico City. 1969 European champion in the 400m hurdles (49.70) among the non-deaf. The first and only sportsman from the Soviet Union to be enshrined into the American Athletic Association of the Deaf/USA Hall of Fame in 1965.

Deaflympics / World ChampionshipsSportEventResult
Washington DC 1965Athletics110m HurdlesGold
Washington DC 1965Athletics400m HurdlesGold
Washington DC 1965Athletics4x100m RelaySilver
Washington DC 1965Athletics4x400m RelayGold
Belgrade 1969Athletics110m HurdlesGold
Belgrade 1969Athletics400m HurdlesGold
Belgrade 1969Athletics4x100m RelayGold
Belgrade 1969Athletics4x400m RelayGold
Malmo 1973Athletics110m HurdlesGold
Malmo 1973Athletics400m HurdlesGold
Malmo 1973Athletics4x100m Relay
Malmo 1973Athletics4x400m RelayBronze
Bucharest 1977Athletics110m HurdlesSilver
Mexico City 1968Athletics400m Hurdles5th[note 1]
See Olympic Profile
Wikipedia: Deaf people in the Olympics
Wikipedia: Vyacheslav Skomorokhov