Leonid Shcherbakov

Leonid Shcherbakov
Personal information
Full name Leonid Mikhailovich Shcherbakov
Born (1927-04-07)7 April 1927
Olebino, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Triple jump
Club Dynamo Moscow
Coached by Nikolay Ozolin[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 16.46 m (1956)[2][3]

Leonid Mikhailovich Shcherbakov (Russian: Леонид Михайлович Щербаков, born 7 April 1927) is a retired Russian triple jumper who won a silver medal at the 1952 Olympics. He broke the world record in 1953[4] and won the European title in 1950 and 1954. Domestically he won eight consecutive Soviet titles in 1949–56.

After retiring from competitions, Shcherbakov worked at the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism, and later coached triple jumpers in Algeria and Cuba. His trainees included Pedro Pérez. In 1987 he was named an IAAF top 10 performer of all time in the triple jump.[2]


  1. ^ Озолин Николай Георгиевич. sport-necropol.ru
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Leonid Shcherbakov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016.
  3. ^ Leonid Shcherbakov. trackfield.brinkster.net
  4. ^ "Athletics – World Record progression". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 29 November 2006. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Preceded by
Brazil Adhemar da Silva
Men's Triple Jump World Record Holder
1953-07-19 – 1955-03-26
Succeeded by
Brazil Adhemar da Silva