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Vladimir Yashchenko
Soviet Ukrainian athlete

Vladimir Yashchenko

Vladimir Yashchenko
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Intro Soviet Ukrainian athlete
A.K.A. Volodymyr Yashchenko
Was Athlete
From Russia Ukraine
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 12 January 1959, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Death 30 November 1999, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine (aged 40 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Residence Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Stats
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 84 kg
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Biography

Vladimir Ilyich Yashchenko (Russian: Владимир Ильич Ященко) or Volodymyr Yashchenko (Ukrainian: Володимир Ященко) (12 January 1959 – 30 November 1999) was a Ukrainian member of the Soviet national team and former world record holder in the high jump (233 cm, 234 cm and 235 cm).

He first broke the record at age 18 with a jump at 233 cm, at the USA-USSR junior dual meet in Richmond, Virginia, 1977. He won the 1978 European Championships high jump competition with a jump of 230 cm. On 12 March 1978 he achieved the highest mark using the straddle technique.

In 1979 he suffered a severe knee injury and his career was effectively over at the age of 20. Yashchenko died from cirrhosis at the age of 40.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.iaaf.org/news/news/volodomir-yashchenko-the-last-king-of-the-str
https://www.si.com/vault/1977/07/25/621910/just-an-oldfashioned-lad
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-vladimir-yashchenko-1130993.html
https://www.worldathletics.org/athletes/biographies/athcode=136917
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/_/136917
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