Vitaliy Savin


Vitaliy Savin
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 4x100 m Relay
Representing  Kazakhstan
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1994 Hiroshima 100 m

Vitaliy Anatolyevich Savin (Russian: Виталий Анатольевич Савин; born 23 January 1966 in Zhezqazghan, Karaganda Region) is a former Soviet athlete from Kazakhstan, winner of gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

At the Seoul Olympics, Vitaliy Savin reached the quarterfinal of 100 m and ran the anchoring leg in the Soviet 4 × 100 m relay team, which won the gold medal in absence of United States.

At the 1991 World Championships, Savin was again eliminated in the quarterfinals of 100 m and was seventh in 4 × 100 m. At the 1992 Summer Olympics, Savin was eliminated in the semifinal of 100 m and was fifth as a member of the Unified Team's 4 × 100 m relay team.

Savin reached the quarterfinals of the 100 m at 1993 World Championships and 1995 World Championships. His last major tournament was the 1996 Summer Olympics, where he was eliminated in the heats of 100 m.

Savin's personal best time over 100 m was 10.08 seconds, achieved in Linz on 13 August 1992.

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