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Alexander Kosenkow (Russian: Александр Косенков; born 14 March 1977) is a German sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres.[1] He represents the sports club TV Wattenscheid.

Alexander Kosenkow
Alexander Kosenkow (2010).jpg
Kosenkow at the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
Born (1977-03-14) 14 March 1977 (age 42)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Country Germany
SportAthletics
Event(s)4 × 100m relay

BiographyEdit

Kosenkow was born in Tokmok, Kirghiz SSR, but represented Germany at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 4 × 100 metres relay together with Tobias Unger, Till Helmke and Martin Keller. In their qualification heat they placed third behind Jamaica and Canada, but in front of China. Their time of 38.93 was the sixth fastest out of sixteen participating nations in the first round and they qualified for the final. There they sprinted to a time of 38.58 seconds, which was the fifth time.[1]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Germany
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 40.29
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 39.45
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th (sf) 100m 10.60 (wind: +0.7 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 39.69
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.88
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 4 × 100 m relay 38.48 (SB)
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 38.44
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 4th 4 × 100 m relay 38.15

Personal bestsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Alexander Kosenkow". Beijing2008.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-09-08. Retrieved August 29, 2008.
  2. ^ "Microsoft Word - Ewige DLV-Bestenliste.doc" (PDF). leichtathletik.de. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-04.

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