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Sergey Zhelanov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSergey Viktorovich•Zhelanov
Used nameSergey•Zhelanov
Original nameСергей Викторович•Желанов
Born14 June 1957 in Aleksin, Tula (RUS)
Measurements190 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


The apex of Sergey Zhelanov’s career came in 1980, when he won his only medal, a bronze, at the Soviet Championships and was selected for the Soviet Olympic team. At the Olympics, Zhelanov also won a bronze medal behind the legendary Daley Thompson and Yury Kutsenko. Besides his Olympic bronze, Zhelanov won silver at the 1981 Universiade. After finishing his sports career, Zhelanov worked as an athletics coach, serving as head coach of the Russian combined events team since 2006.

Personal Best: Dec – 8417 (1984).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Summer Olympics Athletics URS RUS Sergey Zhelanov
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

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