Andrei Krauchanka - 8492pts champs record - European U23 (Hasse Sjögren)
Andrei Krauchanka - 8492pts champs record - European U23 (Hasse Sjögren)
  • COUNTRY Belarus Belarus
  • DATE OF BIRTH 4 JAN 1986


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Updated 27 July 2008

Andrei KRAUCHANKA, Belarus (Combined Events)


Born: 4 January, 1986, Petrikov the Gomel region, village Myshanka

Lives: Gomel

1.92m / 82.00kg

Coach: Ivan Gordienko

?anager: Olga Nazarova

 

At first, Andrei Krauchanka was not going to devote himself to sports. But it was the wish of his mother that he did so and, as the obedient son, he did not contradict her. At 14, he took part in regional children's competitions, showing good natural ability.  Both his parents were keen on sport, his mother taking a great interest in figure skating, athletics and volleyball and his father, who served in the army, in the Air Defence troops, was the military champion of the USSR in combined events.

Krauchanka participated in school in 4-thlon: 60m, 800m, throwing a ball, and Long Jump. One day he approached trainer Ivan Gordienko, asking him to train him.  “Ivan told me: ‘Come training, I will look at you, and then I will decide: to take you or not to take you’,” Krauchanka recalled. “He gave me a javelin, I threw it, and the trainer was pleased, and he took me to Gomel to the school of Olympic reserves. I was small, thin, 1.67m and 52kg. But I trained persistently and didn’t miss training, as I do now. I was fond of combined events. I wanted to do a number of disciplines, not only one.”

Krauchanka started to train at school from the end of 1999 and, in half a year, he had won the Championship of Belarus in Octathlon. As his results improved, he took part in various international matches and tournaments. And, prior to his departure for the 2003 World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada, he established a World best for boys’ Octathlon (6415 points).

In Sherbrooke he took second place (6366) behind Andrés Silva, from Uruguay, who set a World best 6456. Krauchanka said he was glad with silver but resolved to win Decathlon gold at the World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy, a year later. He set nine personal records on his way to a victorious 8126 score. In 2005 he added the European Junior title in Kaunas, although his 7997 total was less than in Grosseto.

“In the beginning of 2003 I parted from Petrovich (his affectionate nickname for Gordienko) and for two years trained in Finland with Paul Hämäläinen,” Krauchanka said. “But not everything was good with me and the trainer, and I returned back to Belarus. I returned and everything improved. I established an U23 European record at once in Götzis with 8617 points. In the same year I won the European U23 Championships in Debrecen (8492).”

Krauchanka competed for the first time in a senior championship at the 2007 European Indoor Championships, in Birmingham, England, taking third place in the Heptathlon (6090) behind Roman Sebrle (6196) and Aleksandr Pogorelov (6127). But outdoors he experienced mixed fortunes: he won in Götzis (8617) and in Talence (8553) but, at the World Championships, in Osaka, he was disqualified in the 100m.

Indoors in 2008, Krauchanka won a Heptathlon in Tallinn, having scored identical points with Dmitry Karpov, from Kazakhstan, but taken the victory because he had won more events. Their score, 6229, led the 2008 Top Lists going into the World Indoor Championships, in Valencia.

“The competition was serious,” he said. “I established three personal records - in 60m, Long Jump and Shot Put. Karpov beat the record of Asia and of Belarus. Now I feel confident.”

Krauchanka was second in Valencia, establishing a national record of 6234 points. It was the first senior World Championships medal for the 22-year-old and it ranked him second indoors on the IAAF Top Lists for the winter season. Ahead of him was Bryan Clay (US) with his World Indoor Championships winning score (6371)

At the end of June 2008, Krauchanka enjoyed a successful European Cup Combined Events Super League in Hengelo, where he won the Decathlon with 8585 points and Belarus defended the team title. His score ranks him second in the 2008 Top Lists, behind Clay (8832), going into the Beijing Olympics.


Personal Bests

Heptathlon: 6234i (2008)
Decathlon: 8617 (2007)


Yearly Progression

Heptathlon: 2005 – 5929; 2006 – 5003; 2007 - 6090; 2008 – 6234.
Decathlon: 2005 – 7833; 2006 – 8013; 2007 – 8617; 2008 - 8585.


Career Highlights

2003 2nd World Youth Championships, Octathlon
2004 1st World Junior Championships, Decathlon
2005 1st European Junior Championships, Decathlon
2007 1st European U23 Championships, Decathlon
2007 3rd European Indoor Championships, Heptathlon
2008 2nd World Indoor Championships, Heptathlon

Prepared by Mikhail Dubitski for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2008.

Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
100 Metres 10.86 +0.2 Götzis 26 MAY 2007
400 Metres 47.17 Talence 22 SEP 2007
1000 Metres 2:44.35 Sherbrooke 11 JUL 2003
1500 Metres 4:24.44 Götzis 28 MAY 2006
110 Metres Hurdles 13.93 -0.6 Minsk 17 MAY 2007
110m Hurdles (91.4cm) 14.48 +1.6 Sherbrooke 11 JUL 2003
High Jump 2.16 Grosseto 14 JUL 2004
Pole Vault 5.20 Hengelo 29 JUN 2008
Long Jump 7.90 +0.9 Götzis 26 MAY 2007
Shot Put 14.96 Kladno 08 JUN 2013
Shot Put (6kg) 14.51 Grosseto 14 JUL 2004
Shot Put (5kg) 14.56 Sherbrooke 10 JUL 2003
Discus Throw 47.87 Minsk (Stayki) 12 JUN 2012
Discus Throw (1.750kg) 43.41 Grosseto 15 JUL 2004
Javelin Throw 64.35 Götzis 27 MAY 2007
Javelin Throw (700g) 55.92 Sherbrooke 11 JUL 2003
Octathlon Boys 6415 Minsk 11 JUN 2003
Decathlon 8617 Götzis 27 MAY 2007
Decathlon J-110mH 1.067m 8126 Grosseto 15 JUL 2004
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
60 Metres 7.03 Tallinn 15 FEB 2008
1000 Metres 2:39.80 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 06 MAR 2011
60 Metres Hurdles 7.90 Mogilev 21 FEB 2010
High Jump 2.21 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 07 MAR 2014
Pole Vault 5.30 Valencia, ESP 09 MAR 2008
Long Jump 7.75 Gomel 26 JAN 2012
Shot Put 15.42 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 07 MAR 2014
Heptathlon 6303 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR 2014
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
100 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2014 11.79 +0.6 Götzis 31 MAY
2013 11.16 0.0 Firenze 02 MAY
2012 11.31 -0.1 Götzis 26 MAY
2011 11.35 -0.8 Talence 17 SEP
2010 11.14 +1.3 Götzis 29 MAY
2009 11.18 -0.3 Berlin 19 AUG
2009 11.18 -0.6 Szczecin 27 JUN
2008 10.96 -0.2 Beijing (National Stadium) 21 AUG
2007 10.86 +0.2 Götzis 26 MAY
2006 11.14 +0.6 Götzis 27 MAY
2005 11.06 +1.6 Götzis 28 MAY
2004 11.07 Brest, BLR 09 JUN
2003 11.59 -0.5 Sherbrooke 10 JUL
400 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 49.17 Kladno 08 JUN
2011 50.16 Talence 17 SEP
2010 49.01 Barcelona (O) 28 JUL
2009 48.77 Berlin 19 AUG
2008 47.30 Beijing (National Stadium) 21 AUG
2007 47.17 Talence 22 SEP
2006 48.74 Yalta 01 JUL
2005 49.43 Götzis 28 MAY
2004 48.98 Grosseto 14 JUL
2003 50.80 Sherbrooke 10 JUL
1000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2003 2:44.35 Sherbrooke 11 JUL
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 4:30.11 Firenze 03 MAY
2011 4:43.98 Talence 18 SEP
2010 4:36.66 Barcelona (O) 29 JUL
2009 4:32.60 Szczecin 28 JUN
2008 4:27.47 Beijing (National Stadium) 22 AUG
2007 4:29.10 Götzis 27 MAY
2006 4:24.44 Götzis 28 MAY
2005 4:26.89 Götzis 28 MAY
2004 4:28.46 Grosseto 15 JUL
110 Metres Hurdles Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2013 14.11 +0.6 Firenze 03 MAY
2011 14.44 -0.3 Talence 18 SEP
2010 14.20 +0.3 Götzis 30 MAY
2009 14.13 -0.1 Berlin 20 AUG
2008 14.17 +0.4 Hengelo 29 JUN
2007 13.93 -0.6 Minsk 17 MAY
2006 14.28 +1.3 Götzis 28 MAY
2005 14.59 -1.4 Götzis 29 MAY
2004 14.55 +0.4 Grosseto 15 JUL
110m Hurdles (91.4cm) Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2003 14.48 +1.6 Sherbrooke 11 JUL
High Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 2.11 Moskva (Luzhniki) 10 AUG
2012 1.94 Götzis 26 MAY
2011 2.06 Talence 17 SEP
2010 2.10 Barcelona (O) 28 JUL
2009 2.11 Berlin 19 AUG
2008 2.13 Hengelo 28 JUN
2007 2.15 Götzis 26 MAY
2006 2.12 Götzis 27 MAY
2005 2.15 Götzis 28 MAY
2004 2.16 Grosseto 14 JUL
2003 2.07 Sherbrooke 11 JUL
Pole Vault Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 5.10 Moskva (Luzhniki) 11 AUG
2011 5.00 Talence 18 SEP
2010 5.05 Barcelona (O) 29 JUL
2009 5.10 Szczecin 28 JUN
2008 5.20 Hengelo 29 JUN
2007 5.15 Talence 23 SEP
2006 4.60 Yalta 02 JUL
2006 4.60 Götzis 28 MAY
2005 4.30 Kaunas 22 JUL
2004 4.50 Grosseto 15 JUL
2004 4.50 Brest, BLR 10 JUN
Long Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2013 7.64 +0.9 Kladno 08 JUN
2012 7.34 +0.5 Götzis 26 MAY
2011 7.51 +1.2 Kladno 15 JUN
2010 7.76 -0.9 Barcelona (O) 28 JUL
2009 7.62 +0.2 Berlin 19 AUG
2008 7.72 +1.6 Talence 13 SEP
2007 7.90 +0.9 Götzis 26 MAY
2006 7.34 -1.4 Götzis 27 MAY
2005 7.66 +1.3 Kaunas 21 JUL
2004 7.46 -0.2 Grosseto 14 JUL
2003 7.27 +0.6 Minsk 10 JUN
Shot Put Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 14.96 Kladno 08 JUN
2012 14.55 Götzis 26 MAY
2011 14.35 Kladno 15 JUN
2010 14.44 Götzis 29 MAY
2009 13.96 Berlin 19 AUG
2008 14.39 Beijing (National Stadium) 21 AUG
2007 14.00 Talence 22 SEP
2006 12.83 Götzis 27 MAY
2005 12.96 Götzis 28 MAY
Shot Put (6kg) Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2004 14.51 Grosseto 14 JUL
Shot Put (5kg) Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2003 14.56 Sherbrooke 10 JUL
Discus Throw Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 47.11 Kladno 09 JUN
2012 47.87 Minsk (Stayki) 12 JUN
2011 43.22 Talence 18 SEP
2010 45.48 Barcelona (O) 29 JUL
2009 43.01 Szczecin 28 JUN
2008 44.58 Beijing (National Stadium) 22 AUG
2007 44.08 Talence 23 SEP
2006 40.69 Götzis 28 MAY
2005 33.50 Götzis 29 MAY
Discus Throw (1.750kg) Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2005 41.66 Kaunas 22 JUL
2004 43.41 Grosseto 15 JUL
Javelin Throw Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 62.52 Kladno 09 JUN
2012 62.30 Minsk (Stayki) 12 JUN
2011 60.56 Talence 18 SEP
2010 60.18 Götzis 30 MAY
2009 61.56 Szczecin 28 JUN
2008 64.09 Hengelo 29 JUN
2007 64.35 Götzis 27 MAY
2006 56.18 Yalta 02 JUL
2005 60.62 Kaunas 22 JUL
2004 57.12 Brest, BLR 10 JUN
Javelin Throw (700g) Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2003 55.92 Sherbrooke 11 JUL
Octathlon Boys Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2003 6415 Minsk 11 JUN
Decathlon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 8390 Firenze 03 MAY
2011 8023 Talence 18 SEP
2010 8370 Barcelona (O) 29 JUL
2009 8336 Szczecin 28 JUN
2008 8585 Hengelo 29 JUN
2007 8617 Götzis 27 MAY
2006 8013 Götzis 28 MAY
2005 7833 Götzis 29 MAY
Decathlon J-110mH 1.067m Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2005 7997 Kaunas 22 JUL
2004 8126 Grosseto 15 JUL
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
60 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 7.12 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 07 MAR
2012 7.24 Gomel 26 JAN
2011 7.09 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 05 MAR
2010 7.09 Mogilev 20 FEB
2008 7.03 Tallinn 15 FEB
2007 7.04 Birmingham 03 MAR
2006 7.19 Tallinn 05 FEB
2005 7.13 Tallinn 05 FEB
1000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 2:41.88 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR
2012 2:41.22 Gomel 27 JAN
2011 2:39.80 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 06 MAR
2010 2:41.70 Doha 13 MAR
2008 2:41.84 Tallinn 16 FEB
2007 2:41.85 Birmingham 04 MAR
2006 2:41.45 Tallinn 05 FEB
2005 2:39.92 Tallinn 06 FEB
60 Metres Hurdles Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 8.10 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR
2012 8.09 Gomel 27 JAN
2011 8.04 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 06 MAR
2010 7.90 Mogilev 21 FEB
2008 8.05 Tallinn 16 FEB
2007 8.04 Birmingham 04 MAR
2006 8.09 Tallinn 05 FEB
2005 8.21 Tallinn 06 FEB
High Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 2.21 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 07 MAR
2012 2.10 Gomel 26 JAN
2011 2.09 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 05 MAR
2010 2.18 Doha 12 MAR
2008 2.16 Tallinn 15 FEB
2007 2.11 Birmingham 03 MAR
2006 2.01 Tallinn 05 FEB
2005 2.19 Tallinn 05 FEB
Pole Vault Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 5.20 Mogilev 21 FEB
2012 5.00 Gomel 27 JAN
2011 5.20 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 06 MAR
2010 5.10 Mogilev 21 FEB
2008 5.30 Valencia, ESP 09 MAR
2007 4.90 Birmingham 04 MAR
2005 4.15 Tallinn 06 FEB
Long Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2014 7.50 Mogilev 22 FEB
2012 7.75 Gomel 26 JAN
2011 7.49 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 05 MAR
2010 7.57 Mogilev 20 FEB
2008 7.69 Tallinn 15 FEB
2007 7.67 Birmingham 03 MAR
2006 7.33 Tallinn 05 FEB
2005 7.68 Tallinn 05 FEB
Shot Put Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 15.42 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 07 MAR
2012 14.91 Gomel 26 JAN
2011 15.04 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 05 MAR
2010 13.77 Mogilev 20 FEB
2008 14.29 Valencia, ESP 08 MAR
2007 12.46 Birmingham 03 MAR
2006 12.97 Tallinn 05 FEB
2005 13.00 Tallinn 05 FEB
Heptathlon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 6303 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR
2012 6205 Gomel 27 JAN
2011 6282 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 06 MAR
2010 6206 Mogilev 21 FEB
2008 6234 Valencia, ESP 09 MAR
2007 6090 Birmingham, GBR 04 MAR
2006 5003 Tallinn 05 FEB
2005 5929 Tallinn 06 FEB
Honours - Heptathlon
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
IAAF World Indoor Championships 2014 2 6303 Sopot (Ergo Arena) 08 MAR 2014
IAAF World Indoor Championships 2012 6 5746 Istanbul (Ataköy Arena) 10 MAR 2012
13th IAAF World Indoor Championships 4 6124 Doha 13 MAR 2010
12th IAAF World Indoor Championships 2 6234 Valencia, ESP 09 MAR 2008
Honours - Octathlon Boys
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
3rd IAAF World Youth Championships 2 6366 Sherbrooke 11 JUL 2003
Honours - Decathlon
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
14th IAAF World Championships 12 8314 Moskva (Luzhniki) 11 AUG 2013
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 10 8281 Berlin 20 AUG 2009
The XXIX Olympic Games 2 8551 Beijing (National Stadium) 22 AUG 2008
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics DNF Osaka (Nagai Stadium) 01 SEP 2007
Honours - Decathlon J-110mH 1.067m
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
10th IAAF World Junior Championships 1 8126 Grosseto 15 JUL 2004


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Updated 27 July 2008

Andrei KRAUCHANKA, Belarus (Combined Events)


Born: 4 January, 1986, Petrikov the Gomel region, village Myshanka

Lives: Gomel

1.92m / 82.00kg

Coach: Ivan Gordienko

?anager: Olga Nazarova

 

At first, Andrei Krauchanka was not going to devote himself to sports. But it was the wish of his mother that he did so and, as the obedient son, he did not contradict her. At 14, he took part in regional children's competitions, showing good natural ability.  Both his parents were keen on sport, his mother taking a great interest in figure skating, athletics and volleyball and his father, who served in the army, in the Air Defence troops, was the military champion of the USSR in combined events.

Krauchanka participated in school in 4-thlon: 60m, 800m, throwing a ball, and Long Jump. One day he approached trainer Ivan Gordienko, asking him to train him.  “Ivan told me: ‘Come training, I will look at you, and then I will decide: to take you or not to take you’,” Krauchanka recalled. “He gave me a javelin, I threw it, and the trainer was pleased, and he took me to Gomel to the school of Olympic reserves. I was small, thin, 1.67m and 52kg. But I trained persistently and didn’t miss training, as I do now. I was fond of combined events. I wanted to do a number of disciplines, not only one.”

Krauchanka started to train at school from the end of 1999 and, in half a year, he had won the Championship of Belarus in Octathlon. As his results improved, he took part in various international matches and tournaments. And, prior to his departure for the 2003 World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada, he established a World best for boys’ Octathlon (6415 points).

In Sherbrooke he took second place (6366) behind Andrés Silva, from Uruguay, who set a World best 6456. Krauchanka said he was glad with silver but resolved to win Decathlon gold at the World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy, a year later. He set nine personal records on his way to a victorious 8126 score. In 2005 he added the European Junior title in Kaunas, although his 7997 total was less than in Grosseto.

“In the beginning of 2003 I parted from Petrovich (his affectionate nickname for Gordienko) and for two years trained in Finland with Paul Hämäläinen,” Krauchanka said. “But not everything was good with me and the trainer, and I returned back to Belarus. I returned and everything improved. I established an U23 European record at once in Götzis with 8617 points. In the same year I won the European U23 Championships in Debrecen (8492).”

Krauchanka competed for the first time in a senior championship at the 2007 European Indoor Championships, in Birmingham, England, taking third place in the Heptathlon (6090) behind Roman Sebrle (6196) and Aleksandr Pogorelov (6127). But outdoors he experienced mixed fortunes: he won in Götzis (8617) and in Talence (8553) but, at the World Championships, in Osaka, he was disqualified in the 100m.

Indoors in 2008, Krauchanka won a Heptathlon in Tallinn, having scored identical points with Dmitry Karpov, from Kazakhstan, but taken the victory because he had won more events. Their score, 6229, led the 2008 Top Lists going into the World Indoor Championships, in Valencia.

“The competition was serious,” he said. “I established three personal records - in 60m, Long Jump and Shot Put. Karpov beat the record of Asia and of Belarus. Now I feel confident.”

Krauchanka was second in Valencia, establishing a national record of 6234 points. It was the first senior World Championships medal for the 22-year-old and it ranked him second indoors on the IAAF Top Lists for the winter season. Ahead of him was Bryan Clay (US) with his World Indoor Championships winning score (6371)

At the end of June 2008, Krauchanka enjoyed a successful European Cup Combined Events Super League in Hengelo, where he won the Decathlon with 8585 points and Belarus defended the team title. His score ranks him second in the 2008 Top Lists, behind Clay (8832), going into the Beijing Olympics.


Personal Bests

Heptathlon: 6234i (2008)
Decathlon: 8617 (2007)


Yearly Progression

Heptathlon: 2005 – 5929; 2006 – 5003; 2007 - 6090; 2008 – 6234.
Decathlon: 2005 – 7833; 2006 – 8013; 2007 – 8617; 2008 - 8585.


Career Highlights

2003 2nd World Youth Championships, Octathlon
2004 1st World Junior Championships, Decathlon
2005 1st European Junior Championships, Decathlon
2007 1st European U23 Championships, Decathlon
2007 3rd European Indoor Championships, Heptathlon
2008 2nd World Indoor Championships, Heptathlon

Prepared by Mikhail Dubitski for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2008.