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Dmitry Sakunenko

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Name  Dmitry Sakunenko
Role  Olympic athlete
Died  September 13, 2014

Dmitry Sakunenko (Russian: Дмитрий Сакуненко; 7 January 1930 – 13 September 2014) was a Russian Soviet speed skater.

At an international meet at Medeo 9–10 January 1955, Sakunenko was the first person to skate the 5000-m below eight minutes, with 7:54.9. In a later pair, Boris Shilkov improved this world record to 7:45.6. On this occasion Sakunenko set a new samalogue world record with the series 42.6, 7:54.9, 2:13.0, 16:44.3 (184.638 points). This record lasted until 1963. Sakunenko competed in the 1956 Olympics, two world championships and three European championships, with a bronze from the European championships 1955 being his best result.

World records

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com

References

Dmitry Sakunenko Wikipedia


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