Gennadiy Agapov

Gennadiy Mikhailovich Agapov (Russian: Геннадий Михайлович Агапов; 5 December 1933 – 22 July 1999)[1] was a Soviet Russian race walker. Agapov held the unofficial world records in both the 20 km walk and the 50 km walk and placed second in the 50 km walk at the 1966 European Championships.

Gennadiy Agapov
Personal information
Born(1933-12-05)5 December 1933
Königsberg, Germany
Died22 July 1999(1999-07-22) (aged 65)
Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
Country Soviet Union
SportAthletics
Event(s)20 km race walk, 50 km race walk

CareerEdit

Agapov was Soviet champion in the 50 km walk in 1962, 1965 and 1966.[2] He competed in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 1964 and Mexico City 1968, both times in the 50 km walk.[1] He placed 12th in Tokyo and failed to finish in Mexico City.[1] At the 1966 European Championships in Budapest he won silver in the 50 km walk, behind defending champion Abdon Pamich of Italy.[3][4] Between 1965 and 1972, Agapov set unofficial world records in the 20 km walk, the 50 km walk and the 20,000 m track walk (the International Association of Athletics Federations did not ratify official records at the time); with his time of 3:55:36, he was the first man to walk 50 kilometres in less than four hours.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Gennady Agapov Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 7 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Агапов Геннадий Михайлович" (in Russian). Спорт на Урале. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  3. ^ "European Championships (Men)". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2014). "European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014: Statistics Handbook" (PDF). European Athletics. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  5. ^ Butler, Mark; IAAF Media & Public Relations Department (2013). IAAF Statistics Handbook Moscow 2013. International Association of Athletics Federations.
Records
Preceded by World record holder in men's 20 km walk
21 July 1968 – 30 July 1972
Succeeded by
Preceded by World record holder in men's 50 km walk
17 October 1965 – 27 May 1972
Succeeded by
Preceded by World record holder in men's 20,000 m walk
6 April 1969 – 4 July 1970
Succeeded by