track and field
A two-time Olympian for the Soviet Union in the 1960s, Krivosheyev competed in the 800-meter run at the 1960 Rome Games. He won his preliminary heat in a time of 1:53.4. In the second-round, he finished second with a time of 1:51.2 and advanced to the semifinals. In the semifinals, Krivosheyev finished in fifth place with a time of 1:48.1, but did not advance to the final.
Krivosheyev returned to the Olympics, competing in the 800-meter at the 1964 Tokyo Games. He finished in fourth place in his preliminary heat (1:49.5) to advance to the semifinals. In the semis, he finished in sixth place in his heat with a time of 1:47.5, the fastest 800-meter run by a Jew up to that point. Had Krivosheyev been in another heat, his time would have qualified him for the final.
An outstanding middle distance runner in the 1960s, Krivosheyev held three national (Soviet Union) records in the 800-meter and 1600-meter runs. At the 1962 European Championships, Krivosheyev finished in sixth place with a time of 1:51.5 (the top six finishers were within one second of each other). A school teacher, Krivosheyev was a Merited Master of Sports of the Soviet Union.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. Nov. 12, 1933
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, August 27-September 9, 1960
New York Times, October 11-October 25, 1964