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Serghei Covaliov

Full name: Serghei Covaliov
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 14, 1944 in Mila 23, Tulcea, Romania
Died: May 16, 2011 in Letea, Tulcea, Romania
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Serghei Covaliov was a specialist in the canoe doubles event. He partnered the renowned Ivan Patzaichin to his first Olympic gold medal when they won the canoe doubles over 1,000 metres at the Mexico City Olympics. In addition to his Olympic medals, Covaliov won two gold medals and four medals at the World Championships, most in the canoe doubles over 1,000 metres. His golds came in 1966 (C2 1000 m with the non-Olympian Vicol Calabiciov) and 1970 (C2 1000 m with Patzaichin), while he won silver in 1971 (C2 1000 m with Patzaichin), and in 1971 added a bronze in the 10,000 metres canoe doubles (with Calabiciov), his only major international medal at a distance other than 1,000 metres. He died of a severe concussion he suffered while out canoeing near his house in Letea.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Romania ROU 1 Gold
1972 Summer 27 München Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Romania ROU 2 Silver

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Canoeing Romania ROU Ivan Patzaichin Final Round 1968-10-25 4:07.18
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Canoeing Romania ROU Ivan Patzaichin Round One Heat Two 1968-10-22 4:03.40
1972 Summer 27 München Canoeing Romania ROU Ivan Patzaichin Final Round 1972-09-09 3:52.63
1972 Summer 27 München Canoeing Romania ROU Ivan Patzaichin Semi-Finals Heat Two 1972-09-08 3:51.43
1972 Summer 27 München Canoeing Romania ROU Ivan Patzaichin Round One Heat Two 1972-09-05 4:09.21
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