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Valery Podluzhny

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameValery Vasilyevich•Podluzhny
Used nameValery•Podluzhny
Original nameВалерий Васильевич•Подлужный
Other namesValeriy Vasylovych Pidluzhniy, Валерій Васильович Підлужний
Born22 August 1952 in Donetsk, Donetsk (UKR)
Measurements175 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Donetsk, Donetsk (UKR) / Trudovye Rezervy Donetsk, Donetsk (UKR)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine


Ukrainian Valery Podluzhny was the top Soviet long jumper in the 1970s. He won Olympic bronze in 1980, with a personal best of 8.18, was the European Champion in 1974, won the 1974 and 1979 Universiade, and added silvers at the 1976 and 1979 European Indoors. He also competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, placing ninth and seventh, respectively. Podluzhny won gold at the 1973 European Cup, silvers at the 1975 and 1977 European Cups, and bronze at the 1979 European Cup. He was the Soviet long jump champion in 1973-77 and 1979 and won silver in 1972 and bronze in 1978. Podluzhny finished his sports career after the 1980 Olympics and later worked as a children’s coach in his hometown of Donetsk, Ukraine. He was also director of a sports school in Donetsk.

Personal Best: LJ – 8.18 (1980).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics URS UKR Valery Podluzhny
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 9
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics URS UKR Valery Podluzhny
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 7
1980 Summer Olympics Athletics URS UKR Valery Podluzhny
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

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