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Steve Lysak

Full name: Stephen John "Steve" Lysak
Gender: Male
Born: August 7, 1912 in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 30, 2002 in Yonkers, New York, United States
Affiliations: Yonkers PRC, Glenwood, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Brother of John Lysak.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Steve Lysak had a very long and varied career as a canoeist. His greatest success came in team events, either pairs or fours. He had many partners, but it was with Steve Macknowski that he reached his highest achievements. Together they won the U.S. title in 1948 in Canadian pairs as well as taking a gold and silver medal at the London Olympics of that year. Lysak and Macknowski also were on three national championship Canadian fours teams. Lysak also managed one national title at C-1. Lysak was from the New York area and represented the Yonkers Canoe Club all his career. He designed and built the canoe that he and Macknowski used in the Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 35 London Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1948 Summer 35 London Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1948 Summer 35 London Canoeing United States USA Steve Macknowski Final Standings 1948-08-12 5:08.2

Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1948 Summer 35 London Canoeing United States USA Steve Macknowski Final Standings 1948-08-11 55:55.4
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