|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Rudolf Pavlovich•Povarnitsyn|
|Original name||Рудольф Павлович•Поварницын|
|Other names||Rudolf Pavlovych Povarnitsyn, Рудольф Павлович Поварніцин|
|Born||13 June 1962 in Votkinsk, Udmurtskaya Respublika (RUS)|
|Measurements||201 cm / 75 kg|
|Affiliations||Trud Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)|
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|