Danil BURKENYA

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Russia Russia
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    20 JUL 1978
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    136764
Russian triple jumper Danil Burkenya (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
100 Metres 11.02 +0.9 Moskva (RUS) 26 AUG 2000
Long Jump 8.31 Tula (RUS) 14 JUL 2001
Long Jump 8.35 * +5.4 Lisboa (POR) 25 MAY 2002
Triple Jump 17.68 +0.4 Tula (RUS) 31 JUL 2004

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Long Jump 8.07 Moskva (RUS) 15 JAN 1999
Triple Jump 17.41 Samara (RUS) 29 JAN 2004

Legend

* Not legal.

Latest Active Season: 2008

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Long Jump 7.71 Moskva (RUS) 21 JUN 2008
Triple Jump 17.48 0.0 Kazan (RUS) 20 JUL 2008

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
Triple Jump 16.93 Moskva (RUS) 09 FEB 2008

Outdoor

100 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2000 11.02 +0.9 Moskva (RUS) 26 AUG 2000

Outdoor

Long Jump

Performance Wind Place Date
2008 7.71 Moskva (RUS) 21 JUN 2008
2004 7.84 -0.8 Moskva (RUS) 05 SEP 2004
2003 8.23 +0.4 Tula (RUS) 10 AUG 2003
2002 8.19 Cheboksary (RUS) 14 JUL 2002
2001 8.31 Tula (RUS) 14 JUL 2001
2000 8.12 +1.9 Tula (RUS) 25 JUL 2000
1999 8.00 0.0 Cheboksary (RUS) 03 JUL 1999
1998 7.57 0.0 Moskva (RUS) 20 MAY 1998
1997 7.81 +0.5 Krasnodar (RUS) 21 MAY 1997

Outdoor

Triple Jump

Performance Wind Place Date
2008 17.48 0.0 Kazan (RUS) 20 JUL 2008
2007 17.48 +1.5 Warszawa (POL) 17 JUN 2007
2006 17.40 -0.7 Tula (RUS) 15 JUN 2006
2005 17.10 0.0 Monaco (MON) 09 SEP 2005
2004 17.68 +0.4 Tula (RUS) 31 JUL 2004
2000 16.14 0.0 Moskva (RUS) 18 MAY 2000
1998 16.33 0.0 Moskva (RUS) 09 JUN 1998

Indoor

Long Jump

Performance Place Date
2002/03 7.65 Moskva (RUS) 26 FEB 2003
2001/02 7.90 Volgograd (RUS) 13 FEB 2002
2000/01 8.05 Moskva (RUS) 18 FEB 2001
1999/00 7.83 Moskva (RUS) 27 JAN 2000
1998/99 8.07 Moskva (RUS) 15 JAN 1999
1997/98 7.68 Moskva (RUS) 06 JAN 1998

Indoor

Triple Jump

Performance Place Date
2007/08 16.93 Moskva (RUS) 09 FEB 2008
2005/06 17.13 Moskva (RUS) 25 JAN 2006
2004/05 17.01 Moskva (RUS) 23 JAN 2005
2003/04 17.41 Samara (RUS) 29 JAN 2004
2002/03 16.19 Moskva (RUS) 16 FEB 2003
1998/99 16.30 Moskva (RUS) 23 JAN 1999
1997/98 15.91 Moskva (RUS) 08 FEB 1998

Honours - Olympic Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Triple Jump 17.48 +0.4 Athina (GRE) 22 AUG 2004

Honours - World Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. Triple Jump 16.62 Budapest (HUN) 07 MAR 2004
8. Triple Jump 16.84 Valencia (ESP) 09 MAR 2008

Honours - World (Continental) Cup

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
5. Triple Jump 16.84 -0.1 Athina (GRE) 17 SEP 2006

Honours - European Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
5. Long Jump 7.90 +1.2 München (GER) 11 AUG 2002
6. Triple Jump 16.98 +0.6 Göteborg (SWE) 12 AUG 2006

Honours - World Athletics Final

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. Triple Jump 17.20 +0.3 Monaco (MON) 18 SEP 2004
4. Triple Jump 17.10 0.0 Monaco (MON) 09 SEP 2005

Honours - European Team Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Long Jump 7.89 -1.8 Bremen (GER) 23 JUN 2001
2. Triple Jump 17.06 +0.5 Firenze (ITA) 19 JUN 2005
2. Triple Jump 17.28 +0.6 Bydgoszcz (POL) 20 JUN 2004

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Triple Jump 17.48 0.0 Kazan (RUS) 20 JUL 2008
1. Triple Jump 17.40 -0.7 Tula (RUS) 15 JUN 2006
1. Triple Jump 17.68 +0.4 Tula (RUS) 31 JUL 2004
1. Long Jump 8.19 Cheboksary (RUS) 14 JUL 2002
1. Long Jump 8.31 Tula (RUS) 14 JUL 2001
1. Long Jump 8.12 +1.9 Tula (RUS) 25 JUL 2000

Honours - National Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Triple Jump 16.93 Moskva (RUS) 09 FEB 2008
Results in:

Long Jump

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
21 JUN 2008 Moskva City Ch. RUSRUS F F 5. 7.71

Triple Jump

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result Wind
27 MAY 2008 Sochi Caucasus Cup RUSRUS F F 3. 16.41 +1.7
07 JUN 2008 Chania Venizelia GREGRE D F 5. 16.55 +2.0
10 JUN 2008 Moskva Open RUSRUS D F 5. 16.74 +0.2
15 JUN 2008 Zhukovskiy Znamenskiy Memorial RUSRUS C F 3. 16.53 +0.1
06 JUL 2008 Tula Russian Cup RUSRUS F F 1. 17.18 +0.1
20 JUL 2008 Kazan Russian Ch. RUSRUS B F 1. 17.48 0.0
18 AUG 2008 Beijing Olympic Games CHNCHN OW Q2 10. 16.69 +1.0

Triple Jump Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
20 JAN 2008 Moskva City Ch. RUSRUS F F 4. 16.47
09 FEB 2008 Moskva Russian Ind. Ch. RUSRUS D F 1. 16.93
07 MAR 2008 Valencia IAAF World Indoor Championships ESPESP GW Q1 8. 16.83
09 MAR 2008 Valencia IAAF World Indoor Championships ESPESP GW F 8. 16.84


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Updated 25 February 2008

Danil BURKENYA, Russia (Triple Jump)

Born: 20 July 1978, Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)

Height: 1,98m/Weight: 85kg

Lives: Moscow

Coach: Yevgeny Ter-Avanesov

Bored with basketball, having played since he was eight, Danil Burkenya switched to athletics in 1992, when he was 14, and it was not long before he made progress in high jumping.

Coached by Yevgeny Ter-Avanesov, and living in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, a former USSR republic, Burkenya’s life changed with his family moved to Moscow in 1995. He entered the State Academy of Oil and Gas, playing basketball in the academy team and taking part in track and field competitions. When Ter-Avanesov also moved to Moscow, Burkenya recommenced his training with pleasure. He started to train for the high jump, long jump and triple jump, but his main discipline was the long jump.

“The long jump is much harder for me, because my back always hurts, but after triple jump I don’t feel any pain or discomfort,” Burkenya said. In spite of this, he became the champion of Russia three years running (2000-2002) in long jump. In 2001, he won with a personal best 8.31m.

However, in world competitions Burkenya always fell short. He suffered poor results at the 2000 Olympic Games, in Sydney, and at the 2001 and 2003 World Championships in Edmonton and Paris, failing to qualify for the final on each occasion.

“I kept thinking about reasons of my failures,” Burkenya said. “My mind was in chaos. I couldn’t conceive how I should behave during competitions. And then I decided to consult a psychologist. He sorted out my state of mind, though he didn’t say anything new for me. But, with his help, I gradually started to replace words ‘I cannot do it, it’s impossible’ with ‘I will try to do it’. During competitions I would try not to think about my rivals because it could hinder me. I concentrated just upon my technique of jumping.” 

After a series of unsuccessful performances in long jump, Burkenya’s trainer suggested that he turn his attention only to triple jump. All of the winter season of 2004 was dedicated to the triple jump, preparing seriously for the Athens Olympics that summer.

Burkenya would compete less often, to have time for recovery, and this enabled him to produce stable results at about 17.30m. At the Russian Championships, he set his personal best of 17.68m, which instilled confidence on the eve of the Olympics.

”But I have to confess that, during the qualifying round, I felt terrible nervousness and I managed to jump the qualification standard only at the last attempt – 17.08m,” he said. “And in final everything went more serious. My first three attempts were not good enough, but luckily I got through and my last three trials were almost equal - 17.45, 17.48 and 17.47. Thanks to this I gained the bronze medal at the Olympic Games.”

For the time being 2004 remains the best year in his sporting career. But a new Olympic season has come. So Burkenya and his trainer concentrate all their efforts on the main goal – to get to Beijing and perform successfully there.

Already in 2008 Burkenya has won the Russian Indoor Championships (16.93m) but he remained dissatisfied with his result:  “At the beginning I was jumping well, I was landing further and further,” he said. “But then I started to invent something by changing my jumping techniques. I definitely shouldn’t do that. I will try to do my best and to jump over 17m before the World Indoor Championships”.
     

Personal Bests

Long Jump –    8.31 (2001)
Triple Jump – 17.68 (2004)
Indoors
Long Jump –    8.07 (1999)
Triple Jump – 17.41 (2004)


Yearly Progression

Triple Jump: 1995 - 14.75; 1996 - 15.09; 1997 - 16.29; 1998 - 16.36; 1999 - 16.30i/; 2000 - 16.14; 2003 - 16.58i/; 2004 - 17.68; 2005 - 17.10; 2006 - 17.42; 2007 - 17.48; 2008 - 16.93i


Career Highlights

1997 4 Russian Indoor U20 Championships Long Jump   7.40
 1 Russian Indoor U20 Championships Triple Jump 15.81
 6 Russian U23 Championships Triple Jump 15.89
 2 Russian U20 Championships Long Jump   7.63
 2 Russian U20 Championships Triple Jump 16.29
 5 European U20 Championships Long Jump   7.62
 9 European U20 Championships Triple Jump 15.70
1998 9 Russian Championships Triple Jump 16.31
1999 2 Russian U23 Championships Long Jump   8.00
 7 European U23 Championships Long Jump   7.81
2000 3 Russian Indoor Championships High Jump   7.80
 3 Russian Indoor Championships Long Jump   7.80
 1 Russian Championships Long Jump   8.12
2001 4 Russian Indoor Championships Long Jump   8.05
 4 Russian Indoor Championships Long Jump   8.05
 1 European Cup Long Jump   7.89
 1 Russian Championships Long Jump   8.31
2002 3 Russian Indoor Championships High Jump   7.90
 3 Russian Indoor Championships Long Jump   7.90
 4 European Cup Long Jump   7.94
 1 Russian Championships Long Jump   8.19
 5 European Championships Long Jump   7.90
2003 2 Russian Championships Long Jump   8.23
2004 3 Russian Indoor Championships Triple Jump 17.03
 7 World Indoor Championships Triple Jump 16.62
 2 European Cup Triple Jump 17.28
 1 Russian Championships Triple Jump 17.68
 3 Olympic Games Triple Jump 17.48
 2 World Athletics Final Triple Jump 17.20
2005 2 European Cup Triple Jump 17.06
 3 Russian Championships Triple Jump 17.08
 4 World Athletics Final Triple Jump 17.10
2006 3 Russian Indoor Championships Triple Jump 17.08
 1 Russian Championships Triple Jump 17.42
 6 European Championships Triple Jump 16.98
 5 World Cup Triple Jump 16.84
2007 2 Russian Championships Triple Jump 16.93
2008 1 Russian Indoor Championships Triple Jump 16.93

 

Prepared by Larisa Voloshina, Sergey Tikhonov & Marina Voloshina for the ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2008

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