Name Sergey Makarov
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Role Sports Career
|Country Russia (1996-2011)|
Height 1.92 m
Event(s) Javelin throw
Number of olympic medals 2
|Native name Seҏgei aleksandrovich Makarov|
Full name Sergey Aleksandrovich Makarov
Born March 19, 1973 (age 42) (1973-03-19) Podolsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
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Sergey Aleksandrovich Makarov (Russian: Серге́й Александрович Макаров; born March 19, 1973) is a retired Russian track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. His personal best throw of 92.61 m, set in 2002, is the Russian record. Facing tough competition throughout his career from Jan Železný, Steve Backley and others, Makarov did not win any major competition until 2003, when he became World Champion at the age of 30.
Born into a sporting family, Makarov's father, Aleksandr, won the silver medal in the javelin throw at the 1980 Summer Olympics.
He is married to Oksana Ovchinnikova, former holder of the Russian record in women's javelin.