Vasiliy Sokov

Vasiliy Dmitryevich Sokov (Russian: Василий Дмитриевич Соков; born 7 April 1968 in Dushanbe, Tajik SSR) is a triple jumper who represented the USSR and later Russia.

He is best known for his two bronze medals at the European Indoor Championships. His personal best was 17.59 metres, achieved in June 1993 in Moscow. His wife, Mariya Sokova, is also an athlete. Sokov represented Uzbekistan at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.

Anti-doping rule violation

Sokov received a three months doping ban for the use of ephedrine in 1995.[1]

He has continued to jump, winning the bronze medal in a Russian sweep of the M45 division at the 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships. His wife did one place better in the W40 division.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 4th Triple jump 17.28 m
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1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 3rd Triple jump 17.01 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 9th Triple jump 16.86 m
Representing  Russia
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd Triple jump 17.31 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th Triple jump 16.97 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 16th Triple jump 16.68 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th Triple jump 17.16 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 12th Triple jump 16.53 m

See also