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Nicolae Juravschi

Full name: Nicolae Juravschi
Other name(s): Nikolay Afanasyevich Zhuravsky, Николай Афанасьевич Журавский
Gender: Male
Height: 14-7 (175 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: August 8, 1964 in Chircăieşti, Căuşeni, Moldova
Affiliations: Dynamo Chişinău, Chişinău (MDA)
Country: URS Soviet Union, ROU Romania, MDA Moldova
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Soviets Nikolae Juravschi and Victor Reneischi were the best canoeing pair at the end of the 1980s and start of the 1990s. At their first international tournament, the 1988 Olympics, Juravschi and Reneischi won golds in both C-2 500 and C-2 1,000. They together also won eight World titles (in 1989-90 in C-2 500, in 1989-91 in C-4 500 and 1989-91 in C4 1,000), two World Championships silvers (in 1991 and 1995 in C-2 500) and one bronze (in 1991 in C-2 1,000). Despite those successes, the pair was not selected for the 1992 Olympics by the Unified Team. Instead, Juravschi was invited to the Romanian 1992 Olympic team, and with new partner Gheorghe Andriev reached the finals of both the C-2 500 and C-2 1,000, finishing in the unfortunate fourth position in both races. After the 1992 Olympics and the fall of Soviet Union, the pair fell apart, as Juravschi started to represent his native Moldova and Reneischi returned to his native Belarus. They were not very successful after separating, so in 1995, Juravschi persuaded his former partner to join up again and represent his home country Moldova. Their comeback was successful, as they won silver in the C-2 500 metres at the 1995 World Championships and repeated that feat at the 1996 Olympics, where they won the first ever Olympic medal for the newly independent Moldova. After the 1996 Olympics, Juravschi retired from sports and has worked as the president of Moldovan Canoe-Kayak Federation. Since 2001, he has also been the president of the Moldovan Olympic Committee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OB
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres Romania ROU 4
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Romania ROU 4
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres Moldova MDA 2 Silver
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Moldova MDA 5

Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Canoeing Soviet Union URS Victor Reneischi Final Round 1988-09-30 1:41.77
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Canoeing Soviet Union URS Victor Reneischi Semi-Finals Heat Two 1988-09-28 1:45.16
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Canoeing Soviet Union URS Victor Reneischi Round One Heat Three 1988-09-26 1:42.80
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Final Round 1992-08-07 1:42.84
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Round One Heat One 1992-08-03 1:43.89
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing Moldova MDA Victor Reneischi Final Round 1996-08-04 1:40.456
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing Moldova MDA Victor Reneischi Semi-Finals Heat One 1996-08-02 1:42.029
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing Moldova MDA Victor Reneischi Round One Heat Two 1996-07-31 1:44.477

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Canoeing Soviet Union URS Victor Reneischi Final Round 1988-10-01 3:48.36
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Canoeing Soviet Union URS Victor Reneischi Semi-Finals Heat One 1988-09-29 3:46.85
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Canoeing Soviet Union URS Victor Reneischi Round One Heat One 1988-09-27 3:48.27
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Final Round 1992-08-08 3:39.88
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Round One Heat Two 1992-08-04 3:34.92
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing Moldova MDA Victor Reneischi Final Round 1996-08-03 3:35.198
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing Moldova MDA Victor Reneischi Semi-Finals Heat Two 1996-08-01 3:44.008
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Canoeing Moldova MDA Victor Reneischi Round One Heat Two 1996-07-30 4:25.183
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