Aleksandr MAKAROV

Soviet Union SUN


  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
  • First Olympic Games
    Moscow 1980
  • Year of Birth
Olympic Results


Aleksandr MAKAROV

During his career, which lasted from 1970 until 1982, Aleksandr Makarov was under the shadow of two Soviet-Latvian javelin throwers Jānis Lūsis and Dainis Kūla, who dominated javelin throwing in the 1970s and early 1980s. Makarov competed at the 1980 Olympics, winning a silver medal. He added a bronze at the 1979 European Cup, and competed at the 1971, 1974, and 1982 Europeans, with a best finish of sixth in 1974. Makarov won his only Soviet title in 1974. He worked as an athletics coach after finishing his sports career. His son Sergey also became a top-level javelin thrower, who won Olympic bronzes at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

Personal Best\: JT – 89.64 (1980).

Olympic Results

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Moscow 1980

Javelin Throw
Javelin Throw Athletics