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Yury Lobanov

Full name: Yury Terentyevich Lobanov
Original name: Юрий Терентьевич Лобанов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: September 29, 1952 in Dushanbe, Nohijahoi Tobei Çumhuri, Tajikistan
Died: May 1, 2017 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Tadzhikiston Dushanbe
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In 1972, Yury Lobanov became the first athlete from Tajikistan to win an Olympic gold medal, winning gold in the C2-1000 m with Lithuanian [Vladas Česiūnas]. Lobanov also competed at the 1980 Olympics, winning the C2-1000 m bronze with [Vasyl Yurchenko]. Born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to Russian parents, Lobanov and his older brother Mikhail, who would later became a two-time World Champion, took up canoeing in their teens with a local club. Lobanov was on the Soviet national team from 1971-80. Competing mostly in Canadian doubles, Lobanov was a 10-time World Champion – C2-500 in 1974-75; C2-1000 in 1974, 1977, 1979; and C2-10K 1973-75, 1977, 1979. He also won three lesser medals at the Worlds.

Lobanov was an 11-time Soviet Champion – C1-10K in 1976; C2-500 in 1973; C2-1000 in 1972, 1974, 1977-80; and C2-10K in 1974, 1977, 1979. Lobanov retired from sports after the 1980 Olympics and later worked as a canoeing coach. In the 1980s and 1990s he was head coach of the Tajikistan national canoeing team, but at the end of 1990s he moved to Moskva, where he worked as a coach with CSKA Moskva.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 19 München Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1972 Summer 19 München Canoeing Soviet Union URS Vladas Česiūnas Final Round 1972-09-09
1972 Summer 19 München Canoeing Soviet Union URS Vladas Česiūnas Semi-Finals Heat One 1972-09-08
1972 Summer 19 München Canoeing Soviet Union URS Vladas Česiūnas Round One Heat One 1972-09-05
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Canoeing Soviet Union URS Vasyl Yurchenko Final Round 1980-08-02
1980 Summer 27 Moskva Canoeing Soviet Union URS Vasyl Yurchenko Round One Heat Two 1980-07-31
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