81 relations: Aelita Yurchenko, Aleksandr Markin (athlete), Alexandr Ivanov (javelin thrower), Amine Laâlou, Anastasia Savchenko, Andrey Silnov, Anelia Nuneva, Blanka Vlašić, Daniel Komen, Derrick Adkins, Discus throw, Donald Sanford (athlete), Ellina Zvereva, European Athletic Association, Evgeni Ignatov (runner), Galina Chistyakova, Gaston Roelants, Georgy Znamensky, Gulnara Samitova-Galkina, Hammer throw, High jump, IAAF Grand Prix, IAAF World Athletics Tour, IAAF World Challenge, Inessa Kravets, International Association of Athletics Federations, Irina Bondarchuk, Jaime Jefferson, Javelin throw, Kipchoge Keino, Lars Riedel, Leonard Komon, Long jump, Long-distance running, Merlene Ottey, Meteor Stadium (Zhukovsky), Moscow Challenge, Mykola Musiyenko, Nataliya Grygoryeva (hurdler), Natalya Bochina, Natalya Lisovskaya, Noureddine Morceli, Olapade Adeniken, Olga Mineyeva, Pole vault, Pyotr Bolotnikov, Roba Gari, Robert Emmiyan, Robson da Silva, Russia, ..., Seraphim Znamensky, Sergey Smirnov (athlete), Shot put, Steeplechase (athletics), Svetlana Guskova, Tatyana Kazankina, Tatyana Lysenko, Tatyana Polnova, Tatyana Pozdnyakova, Track and field, Triple jump, Valeriya Zabruskova, Viktor Bryzhin, Wodajo Bulti, Yelena Isinbayeva, Yevgeny Lukyanenko, Yuliya Pechonkina, Yuriy Sedykh, Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast, 10,000 metres, 100 metres, 100 metres hurdles, 110 metres hurdles, 1500 metres, 200 metres, 3000 metres, 3000 metres steeplechase, 400 metres, 400 metres hurdles, 5000 metres, 800 metres. Expand index (31 more) » « Shrink index
Aelita Vyacheslavovna Yurchenko (Аеліта В'ячеславівна Юрченко; born 1 January 1965) is a retired Ukrainian sprinter who specialised in the 400 metres.
Aleksandr Viktorovich Markin (Russian: Александр Викторович Маркин; born 8 September 1962 in Losino-Petrovsky) is a retired Russian athlete who specialised in the sprint hurdles.
Alexandr Valerevich Ivanov (Александр Валерьевич Иванов; born May 25, 1982 in Saint Petersburg) is a Russian javelin thrower.
Amine Laâlou (born 13 May 1982) is a Moroccan track and field athlete, who specializes in middle-distance running.
Anastasia Vasilyevna Savchenko (Анастасия Васильевна Савченко; born April 8, 1989, Omsk) is a Russian pole vaulter.
Andrey Alexandrovich Silnov (Андрей Александрович Сильнов, born 9 September 1984) is a Russian high jumper and the 2008 Olympic champion.
Aneliya Nuneva-Vechernikova (Анелия Нунева-Вечерниковa; born June 30, 1962) is a retired sprinter from Bulgaria who competed mainly in the 100 metres.
Blanka Vlašić (born 8 November 1983) is a Croatian athlete who specialises in the high jump.
Daniel Kipngetich Komen (born 17 May 1976 in Elgeyo Marakwet District, Kenya) Komen is rumoured to be three years older than officially recognised.
Derrick R. Adkins (born July 2, 1970) is a former American track and field athlete who specialized in the 400-meter hurdles.
The discus throw is a track and field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt to mark a farther distance than their competitors.
Donald Eugene Blair-Sanford (born February 5, 1987) is an American Israeli Olympic sprinter, who specialises in the 400 metre dash.
Ellina Aleksandrovna Zvereva (Эліна Зверава; born November 16, 1960 in Dolgoprudny) is a Belarusian discus thrower best known for winning the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
The European Athletic Association (more commonly known as European Athletics) is the governing body for athletics in Europe.
Evgeni Ignatov (Евгени Игнатов, born June 25, 1959 in Nikolovo, Ruse Province) is a retired long-distance runner from Bulgaria, who represented his native country in the men's 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Galina Valentinovna Chistyakova (Галина Валентиновна Чистякова, Galina Čisťaková; born 26 July 1962) is a retired athlete who represented the Soviet Union and later Slovakia.
Gaston, Baron Roelants (born 5 February 1937), a Belgian former elite steeplechaser and cross country runner.
Georgy Ivanovich Znamensky (Георгий Иванович Знаменский, 12 June 1903 – 28 December 1946) was a Russian middle-distance and long-distance runner.
Gulnara Iskanderovna Samitova-Galkina (Гульнара Искандеровна Самитова-Галкина, Гөлнара Искәндәр кызы Самитова-Галкина) (born 9 July 1978 in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan) is a Russian middle-distance runner.
The hammer throw is one of the four throwing events in regular track and field competitions, along with the discus throw, shot put and javelin.
The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it.
The IAAF Grand Prix was an annual global circuit of fourteen one day athletics competitions as part of the IAAF World Athletics Tour organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from 2005 to 2009.
The IAAF World Athletics Tour was an annual global circuit of one day athletics competitions organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The IAAF World Challenge is an annual global circuit of fourteen one day athletics competitions organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Inessa Mykolajivna Kravets (née Shulyak, Інесса Миколаївна Кравець; born October 5, 1966) is a Ukrainian former triple jumper and long jumper.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics.
Irina Bondarchuk (Ирина Бондарчук; born 17 September 1952) is a Russian former Soviet long-distance runner.
Jaime Jefferson Guilarte was a predecessor of greatest Cuban long jumper Ivan Pedroso, but was also capable of big jumps, taking more international medals in a career that spanned for over a decade.
The javelin throw is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about in length, is thrown.
Kipchoge Hezekiah Keino (born 17 January 1940) is a retired Kenyan track and field athlete.
Lars Peter Riedel (born 28 June 1967 in Zwickau) a former German discus thrower.
Leonard Patrick Komon (born 10 January 1988 in Mount Elgon District) is a Kenyan long-distance runner and the current world record holder in the 10 kilometres and 15 km road races.
The long jump (historically called the broad jump in the USA) is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point.
Long-distance running, or endurance running, is a form of continuous running over distances of at least eight kilometres (5 miles).
Merlene Joyce Ottey OD (born 10 May 1960) is a Jamaican former track and field sprinter.
Meteor Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Zhukovsky, Russia.
The Moscow Challenge was a track and field competition at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia as part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings.
Mykola Musiyenko (Микола Мусієнко, Николай Мусиенко – Nikolay Musiyenko; born 16 December 1959) is a Ukrainian former triple jumper who represented the Soviet Union and later Ukraine.
Nataliya Grigoryeva (Наталія Григорьєва, née Dorofeyeva on 3 December 1962) is a retired athlete who specialized in the 100 metres hurdles.
Natalya Valeryevna Bochina (Наталья Валерьевна Бочина) (born January 4, 1962) is a retired Soviet athlete, who competed mainly in the 200 metres.
Natalya Venediktovna Lisovskaya (Наталья Венедиктовна Лисовская; born 16 July 1962) is a former Soviet athlete who competed mainly in shot put.
Noureddine Morceli (نور الدين مرسلي, Nūr ud-Dīn Mursilī; born February 28, 1970) is a retired Algerian middle-distance runner.
Olapade Adeniken (born 19 August 1969 in Osogbo) is a retired Nigerian sprinter who specialized in the 100 and 200 metres,and is the father of Michael Adeniken.
Olga Pavlovna Mineyeva (Ольга Павловна Минеева; born September 1, 1952 in Degtyarsk, Sverdlovsk Oblast) is a Soviet athlete, who competed for the USSR at the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Russia.
Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long flexible pole (which today is usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to jump over a bar.
Pyotr Grigoryevich Bolotnikov (Пётр Григо́рьевич Боло́тников; 8 March 1930 – 20 December 2013) was a Soviet Track and field athlete who competed mainly in long-distance running events.
Roba Gari (Amharic: ሮባ ጋር; born 12 April 1982) is an Ethiopian runner, who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
Robert Emmiyan (Ռոբերտ Էմմիյան; born 16 February 1965 in Leninakan, Armenian SSR).
Robson Caetano da Silva (born September 4, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro) is the most successful Brazilian sprinter to date.
Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Seraphim Ivanovich Znamensky (Серафим Иванович Знаменский, 4 September 1906 – 7 May 1942) was a Russian middle-distance and long-distance runner.
Sergey Valentinovich Smirnov (Сергей Валентинович Смирнов; born 17 September 1960 – 18 September 2003) was a Russian track and field athlete who competed in the shot put.
The shot put (pronounced) is a track and field event involving "throwing"/"putting" (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy spherical object—the shot—as far as possible.
The steeplechase is an obstacle race in athletics, which derives its name from the steeplechase in horse racing.
Svetlana Guskova (born 19 August 1957) is a Moldovan runner who competed for the Soviet Union.
Tatyana Vasilyevna Kazankina (Татья́на Васи́льевна Каза́нкина; born December 17, 1951 in Petrovsk, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Soviet/Russian former runner who set seven world records and won a total of three gold medals at the Olympic Games.
Tatyana Viktorovna Lysenko (Татьяна Викторовна Лысенко, born October 9, 1983 in Bataysk) is a Russian hammer thrower.
Tatyana Polnova (Татья́на Полнова), née Zaykova (За́йкова, born 20 April 1979) is a Russian pole vaulter.
Tatyana Pozdnyakova (born March 4, 1955 in Sosnovo-Ozerskoye, Buryatia, Russia) is a Ukrainian, former Soviet athlete, known now for her exploits in the marathon.
Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.
The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field event, similar to the long jump.
Valeriya Valerievna Zabruskova (Валерия Валерьевна Забрускова; born 29 July 1975) is a Russian athlete who specializes in the javelin throw.
Viktor Arkadyevich Bryzhin (Віктор Аркадійович Бризгін, Виктор Аркадьевич Брызгин, Viktor Bryzgin; born August 22, 1962 in VoroshilovgradGreat Russian Encyclopedia (2006), Moscow: Bol'shaya Rossiyskaya Enciklopediya Publisher, vol. 4, p. 692) is a former Soviet athlete, winner of gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
Wodajo Bulti (born 11 March 1957) is a retired Ethiopian long-distance runner who specialized in the 5000 metres, 10000 metres and cross-country running.
Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva (p; born 3 June 1982) is a Russian former pole vaulter.
Yevgeny Yuryevich Lukyanenko (Евгений Юрьевич Лукьяненко, Evgenij Luk′ânenko; born 23 January 1985) is a Russian pole vaulter.
Yuliya Sergeyevna Pechonkina, née Nosova (Юлия Серге́евна Печёнкина, born 21 April 1978 in Krasnoyarsk) is a Russian former athlete who specialized in the 400 metres hurdles and 4 x 400 metres relay.
Yuriy Georgiyevich Sedykh (Юрій Георгійович Сєдих; Ю́рий Гео́ргиевич Седы́х) (born 11 June 1955) is a retired Soviet track and field athlete who represented the Soviet Union, specialising in the hammer throw.
Zhukovsky (Жуко́вский) is a city in Moscow Oblast, Russia, located on the Moskva River, southeast of Moscow.
The 10,000 metres or 10,000-meter run is a common long-distance track running event.
The 100 metres, or 100-metre dash, is a sprint race in track and field competitions.
The 100 metres hurdles, or 100-meter hurdles, is a track and field event run mainly by women (the male counterpart is the 110 metres hurdles).
The 110 metres hurdles, or 110-meter hurdles, is a hurdling track and field event for men.
The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run (typically pronounced 'fifteen-hundred metres') is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics.
The 200 metres (also spelled 200 meters) is a sprint running event.
The 3000 metres or 3000-meter run is a track running event, also commonly known as the 3K or 3K run, where 7.5 laps are completed around an outdoor 400 m track or 15 laps around a 200 m indoor track.
The 3000 metres steeplechase or 3000-meter steeplechase is the most common distance for the steeplechase in track and field.
The 400 metres, or 400 metre dash, is a sprinting event in track and field competitions.
The 400 metres hurdles is a track and field hurdling event.
The 5000 metres or 5000-meter run (approximately 3.1 mi or 16,404 ft) is a common long-distance running event in track and field.
The 800 metres, or 800 meters (US spelling), is a common track running event.