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Andrey Balashov

Full name: Andrey Vasilyevich Balashov
Original name: Андрей Васильевич Балашов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: March 22, 1946 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 21, 2009 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: VS Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Andrey Balashov took up competitive sailing in 1959 and was on the Soviet national team from 1973-84. Competing in the Finn class, he won Olympic silver in 1976 and bronze in 1980, earning the same medals at the European Championships in the same years. Balashov was also the Soviet Finn class champion in 1973-76, 1978, and 1980. After the 1980 Olympics, he moved to the Star class, with the intention of competing in that class at the 1984 Olympics, but the Soviet-led boycott of 1984 Olympics put an end to his competitive career.

Balashov last competed internationally at the Friendship Games, a replacement games held by Soviet Union and other socialist countries that had boycotted the 1984 Olympics, where he won silver in Star with [Aleksandrs Muzičenko]. After finishing his sporting career, Balashov worked as a sailing coach in Russia and China, and was also a member of the Russian American Cup team in the 1990s. Since 2010 the Andrey Balashov Cup has been contested annually in the Finn class in Russia in his memory.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank NP TP PTS T
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union Final Standings 2 39.7 67.7
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union Race One 4 8.0 2-17:29
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union Race Two 4 8.0 2-20:19
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union Race Three 22 28.0 2-43:31
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union Race Four 1 .0 3-08:10
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union Race Five 3 5.7 2-37:30
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union Race Six 4 8.0 2-15:20
1976 Summer 30 Montréal Sailing Soviet Union Race Seven 5 10.0 2-08:14
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union Final Standings 3 47.4 69.4
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union Race One 6 11.7 4-54:39
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union Race Two 14 20.0 2-42:23
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union Race Three 3 5.7 4-05:11
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union Race Four 1 .0 2-54:50
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union Race Five 5 10.0 2-39:04
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union Race Six 16 22.0 2-44:47
1980 Summer 34 Moskva Sailing Soviet Union Race Seven 1 .0 2-58:30
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