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Ivan Patzaichin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameIvan•Patzaichin
Used nameIvan•Patzaichin
Born26 November 1949 in Mila 23 (ROU)
Measurements176 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsDinamo București, București (ROU)
NOC(s) Romania

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

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1968 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 7 Representing Romania    
  Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Serghei Covaliov 1 Gold
1972 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Romania    
  Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Serghei Covaliov 2 Silver
1976 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men Olympic 7 Representing Romania    
  Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic 5
1980 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Doubles, 500 metres, Men Olympic Petre Capusta 2 Silver Representing Romania    
  Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Toma Simionov 1 Gold
1984 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Doubles, 500 metres, Men Olympic Toma Simionov 2 Silver Representing Romania    
  Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Toma Simionov 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1968 Summer Olympics 22 October 1968 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Round One, Heat One 4:28.3 1
1968 Summer Olympics 22 October 1968 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Round One, Heat Two 4:03.4 1
1972 Summer Olympics 8 September 1972 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Repêchage 4:11.90 1
1972 Summer Olympics 8 September 1972 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Semi-Finals, Heat Two 3:51.43 1
1972 Summer Olympics 9 September 1972 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men Final Round 4:08.94 1
1976 Summer Olympics 28 July 1976 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Singles, 500 metres, Men Repêchage, Heat One 2:03.01 1
1980 Summer Olympics 31 July 1980 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Round One, Heat Two 3:38.36 1

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