Alexander Kosenkow

Alexander Kosenkow
Alexander Kosenkow (2010).jpg
Kosenkow at the 2010 European Championships
Personal information
Born (1977-03-14) 14 March 1977 (age 45)
Tokmok, Kyrgyz SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Country Germany
Event(s)4 × 100m relay

Alexander Kosenkow (Russian: Александр Косенков; born 14 March 1977) is a German sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres.[1][2] He represents the sports club TV Wattenscheid.


Kosenkow was born in Tokmok, Kirghiz SSR, but represented Germany at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[2] He competed at the 4 × 100 metres relay together with Tobias Unger, Till Helmke and Martin Keller. In their qualification heat they placed third behind Jamaica and Canada, but in front of China. Their time of 38.93 was the sixth fastest out of sixteen participating nations in the first round and they qualified for the final. There they sprinted to a time of 38.58 seconds, which was the fifth time.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 40.29
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 39.45
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th (sf) 100m 10.60 (wind: +0.7 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 39.69
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.88
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 4 × 100 m relay 38.48 (SB)
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 38.44
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 4th 4 × 100 m relay 38.15

Personal bests

See also


  1. ^ a b "Athlete biography: Alexander Kosenkow". Archived from the original on 8 September 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2008.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Alexander Kosenkow". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016.
  3. ^ ""Ewige" Bestenliste der deutschen Leichtathletik" ["Eternal" list of the best in German athletics] (PDF). (in German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 July 2007.

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