Rudolf Povarnitsyn

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRudolf Pavlovich•Povarnitsyn
Used nameRudolf•Povarnitsyn
Original nameРудольф Павлович•Поварницын
Other namesRudolf Pavlovych Povarnitsyn, Рудольф Павлович Поварніцин
Born13 June 1962 in Votkinsk, Udmurtskaya Respublika (RUS)
Measurements201 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsTrud Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine


Rudolf Povarnitsyn took up athletics in 1975 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1985 after he set a world record of 2.40 on 11 August 1985 at the Soviet Cup meeting in Donetsk. He made his international début at the 1988 Olympics, where he cleared 2.36 to win a bronze. After the Olympics, Povarnitsyn won silver at the 1989 European Cup and bronzes at the 1989 and 1991 Universiade, and he was the 1989 Soviet high jump champion. Povarnitsyn finished his sports career after the fall of the Soviet Union and later worked as an athletics coach in Ukraine. In 2009 he entered Ukrainian politics as a member of the Ukrainian Union of Leftist party.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.40 (1985).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Summer Olympics Athletics URS UKR Rudolf Povarnitsyn
High Jump, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze

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