Vladimir Sitkin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVladimir Aleksandrovich•Sitkin
Used nameVladimir•Sitkin
Original nameВладимир Александрович•Ситкин
Other namesVolodymyr Oleksandrovych Sitkin, Володимир Олександрович Сіткін
Born6 December 1934 in Lyman, Donetsk (UKR)
Died17 January 2019 in Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Measurements180 cm / 70 kg
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Ukraine


Vladimir Sitkin was a high jumper who placed sixth in the event at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Sitkin had competed at the 1954 European Championships where he failed to make the final. He won two medals at the Universiade, with a silver in 1955 and a bronze in 1957.

After the 1956 Olympics Sitkin starting using built-up shoes for the high jump, which helped Yury Stepanov set a world record of 2.16 in July 1957. That year Sitkin was second on the world list with 2.15, at a height of only 1.80 m. The shoes were made illegal in 1958 by the IAAF. Sitkin’s best after that ruling was made was 2.09 in 1963.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.09 (1963).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics URS UKR Vladimir Sitkin
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 6