Ilya Medvedev Russian Federation

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

18 Nov 1983

Height

1.96m

Weight

84kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

CANOE SPRINT

Ilya Medvedev competed in CANOE SPRINT

Did you know?

  • There are 12 medal races for canoe sprinters, nine in kayaks and three in canoes.
  • The difference is easy to spot: kayak racers sit in the boat and use a paddle with two blades, while canoe athletes kneel and use a single-bladed paddle which they switch from side to side.
  • Races are held over distances of 200m, 500m or 1000m, either solo, in pairs or in teams of four.
  • Over 90% of all Olympic medals in canoeing have been won by European nations.
  • The most famous competitor of all is the German Birgit Fischer, who won an incredible eight gold and four silver medals between 1980 and 2004.

Head to Head

Ilya Medvedev vs Anton Ryakhov

Ilya Medvedev

Ilya Medvedev Russian Federation flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

6

London 2012 results

2:57.375 Men's Kayak Four (K4) 1000m

Height

1.96m (6'5")

Weight

84kg

Age

30

Anton Ryakhov

Anton Ryakhov Russian Federation flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

6

London 2012 results

2:57.375 Men's Kayak Four (K4) 1000m

Height

1.93m (6'4")

Weight

96kg

Age

34

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