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Vyacheslav Ionov

Full name: Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Ionov
Original name: Вячеслав Николаевич Ионов
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: June 26, 1940 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: June 25, 2012
Affiliations: TsSK VMF Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

With Mykola Chuzhykov, Anatoly Grishin and Volodymyr Morozov, Vyacheslav Ionov was the member of one of the top kayak fours in the middle of the 1960s. Together they won the Olympic gold in 1964, World 10K K4 title in 1966 and European Championships 10K K4 bronze in 1965. In 1967, Chuzhykov was replaced by Valery Didenko and the new team won the European 10K K4 title and 1,000 K4 silver in 1967. Domestically, Ionov won 10 Soviet titles, all in K4 – in 1962, 1964, 1966 and 1967 in the kilo and in 1961-63 and 1965-67 in the 10K. After finishing his sporting career, Ionov worked as a canoeing coach in his native Moscow.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OB

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Soviet Union URS Final Round 1964-10-22 3:14.67
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Three 1964-10-21 3:24.26
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Canoeing Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1964-10-20 3:18.24
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