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Yevgeny Samsonov

Full name: Yevgeny Borisovich Samsonov
Original name: Евгений Борисович Самсонов
Gender: Male
Born: September 15, 1926 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: September 30, 2014 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Competing for the Krylya Sovetov Moskva eights team that dominated the Soviet and European rowing scene in the mid-1950s, Yevgeny Samsonov won silver at the 1952 Olympics, was the European eights champion from 1953-55, and won the Henley Royal Regatta Grand Challenge Cup in 1954. Domestically he was on Krylya Sovetov eights crew that won Soviet titles in 1949, 1952-54 and 1956.

After finishing his sporting career, Samsonov worked as a rowing coach in Moscow, his most famous pupils being the Olympic champions [Aleksandr Timoshinin], [Anatoly Sass] and [Gennady Korshikov]. From 1959-76, Samsonov was head coach of the Soviet national rowing team and also was the manager of five consecutive Soviet Olympic rowing teams starting in 1960.

In 1976 Samsonov was named head of the rowing department at the State Central Order of Lenin Institute of Physical Education (now Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism) and from 1977-81 was the director of Krylatskoye Rowing Canal, where the rowing and canoeing competitions were held during 1980 Olympics. Since 1981 Samsonov has served as an international rowing referee, officiating many international and domestic tournaments.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Soviet Union URS 3 h1 r3/4

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Rowing Soviet Union URS Final Round 6:31.2
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Rowing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Repêchage Heat Two 6:10.6
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Rowing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:44.0
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Rowing Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Three 6:10.2
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Rowing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat One 7:18.3
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Rowing Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Three 6:06.5
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