Stepan Oshchepkov

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameStepan Mikhaylovich•Oshchepkov
Used nameStepan•Oshchepkov
Original nameСтепан Михайлович•Ощепков
Born9 January 1934 in Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray (RUS)
Died3 January 2012 in Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray (RUS)
Measurements175 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsTrud Vladivostok, Vladivostok (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


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.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) URS RUS Stepan Oshchepkov
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Andrey Khimich 1 Gold

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