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Ivan Patzaichin

Full name: Ivan Patzaichin
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: November 26, 1949 in Mila 23, Tulcea, Romania
Affiliations: Dinamo Bucureşti, Bucureşti (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 4 Gold, 3 Silver (7 Total)

Biography

Ivan Patzaichin won 12 canoeing titles at the Olympic Games and World Championships, missed the then record for men set by Gert Fredriksson (SWE) and Rüdiger Helm (GDR) by only one - later György Kolonics (HUN) won 17 titles. Patzaichin Olympic record included seven medals, of which four were gold and three silver. He competed at five Olympic Games, from 1968 through 1984, representing the Dinamo Bucharest club for Romania. His Olympic titles were the C2-1000 in 1968, the C1-1000 in 1972, the C2-1000 in 1980 and the C2-1000 in 1984.

His World Championships medals were: gold C1-1000 in 1973 and 1977, C1-10000 in 1978, C2-500 in 1979 (with Petre Capusta), C2-1000 in 1970 (with Serghei Covaliov), 1981 (with Toma Simionov), and 1983 (with Toma Simionov), and C2-10000 in 1982 (with Toma Simionov), silver C2-1000 in 1971 (with Serghei Covaliov), C1-1000 in 1975, and C2-10000 in 1981 (with Toma Simionov) and 1983 (with Toma Simionov), and bronze C1-500 in 1971, 1973, and 1974, C1-1000 in 1974, 1978, and 1979, C1-10000 in 1974, 1977, and 1979, and C2-1000 in 1982 (with Toma Simionov).

Results

Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Romania Final Round 7 2:01.40
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Romania Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 2:09.34
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Romania Repêchage Heat One 1 QU/OB 2:03.01
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Romania Round One Heat Two 7 2:15.35

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Canoeing Romania Final Round 7 4:49.32
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Canoeing Romania Round One Heat One 1 QU/OB 4:28.30
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing Romania Final Round 1 OB 4:08.94
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing Romania Repêchage 1 QU/OB 4:11.90
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing Romania Round One Heat Two 6 6:34.65
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Romania Final Round 5 4:15.08
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Romania Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 4:15.21
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Canoeing Romania Round One Heat One 1 QU 4:13.09

Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Canoeing Romania ROU Petre Capusta Final Round 1980-08-01 1:44.12
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Canoeing Romania ROU Petre Capusta Round One Heat One 1980-07-30 1:42.24
1984 Summer 34 Los Angeles Canoeing Romania ROU Toma Simionov Final Round 1984-08-10 1:45.68
1984 Summer 34 Los Angeles Canoeing Romania ROU Toma Simionov Round One Heat Two 1984-08-06 1:47.18

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Canoeing Romania ROU Serghei Covaliov Final Round 1968-10-25 4:07.18
1968 Summer 18 Ciudad de México Canoeing Romania ROU Serghei Covaliov Round One Heat Two 1968-10-22 4:03.40
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing Romania ROU Serghei Covaliov Final Round 1972-09-09 3:52.63
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing Romania ROU Serghei Covaliov Semi-Finals Heat Two 1972-09-08 3:51.43
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing Romania ROU Serghei Covaliov Round One Heat Two 1972-09-05 4:09.21
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Canoeing Romania ROU Toma Simionov Final Round 1980-08-02 3:47.65
1980 Summer 30 Moskva Canoeing Romania ROU Toma Simionov Round One Heat Two 1980-07-31 3:38.36
1984 Summer 34 Los Angeles Canoeing Romania ROU Toma Simionov Final Round 1984-08-11 3:40.60
1984 Summer 34 Los Angeles Canoeing Romania ROU Toma Simionov Round One Heat One 1984-08-07 3:47.60