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Stepan Oshchepkov

Full name: Stepan Mikhaylovich Oshchepkov
Original name: Степан Михайлович Ощепков
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: January 9, 1934 in Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray, Russia
Died: January 3, 2012 in Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Vladivostok, Vladivostok (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Stepan Oshchepkov was on the Soviet national team from 1956-65. He was selected for the 1956 Soviet Olympic team, but was only a reserve. Oshchepkov won his first international fame at the 1958 World Championships, where, with Aleksandr Silayev, he won the World C-2 10,000 m title, a feat they repeated at the 1959 European Championships. He was not as successful at the 1961 European Championships, winning silvers in both the C-2 1,000 m and C-2 10K. The high point of Oshchepkov’s career was probably at the 1964 Olympics, where he won the Olympic C-2 1,000 m title with his new partner Andriy Khimich. They also won the C-2 1,000 title at the 1965 European Championships. Domestically, Oshchepkov won six Soviet titles – in C-1 1,000 m in 1962 and in C-2 1,000 m in 1955-1958 and 1964. After finishing his sporting career, Oshchepkov worked as a canoeing coach in his native Vladivostok.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold OB

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Canoeing Soviet Union URS Andriy Khimich Final Round 1964-10-22 4:04.64
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Canoeing Soviet Union URS Andriy Khimich Round One Heat One 1964-10-20 4:08.05