Leonid Gulov

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Leonid Gulov
Personal information
Born September 29, 1981

Leonid Gulov (born September 29, 1981, in Narva, Estonia) is a retired Estonian rower. He was fourth in the double sculls event with Tõnu Endrekson at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is a member of rowing club "SK Narva Energia" located in Narva.

Junior years[edit]

Gulov's first appearance in the Junior World Rowing Championships was in 1997 in the quadruple sculls event (23rd). In 1998 and 1999 he won the Junior Championships gold medals in the single sculls event. In 2000 he won the gold medal in the U-23 World Regatta in the double sculls event with Andrei Šilin. He repeated the world title in 2001 competing with Tõnu Endrekson.

Olympic Games[edit]

His Olympic Games debut took place in Sydney 2000, where he competed in the double sculls event with Andrei Šilin and they achieved 9th position overall.

His second appearance in the Olympic Games was in Athens 2004, where he competed in the double sculls event with Tõnu Endrekson. The men were third in their preliminary heat and second in semi-final thus earning a place in the Final A. They held the sixth position for the first 1500 metres, but with the strong final 500 metres they managed to clinch the fourth position. Eventually they lost the bronze medal to Italians Rossano Galtarossa and Alessio Sartori by 2,37 seconds.

World championships[edit]

Gulov debuted in the World Rowing Championships in 1999 in St. Catharines, Canada where he competed with Šilin and they were second in the Final B earning 8th place.

2001 in Lucerne, Switzerland he competed in the quadruple sculls event with Endrekson, Šilin and Silver Sonntak. They won the Final B and earned 7th place.

2003 in Milan, Italy he was a member of the quadruple sculls team with Endrekson, Šilin and Sonntak. They won the Final B and earned 7th place.

Gulov won his first World Championships medal in 2005 in Gifu, Japan in the quadruple sculls event with Andrei Jämsä, Endrekson and Jüri Jaanson when they finished third after Poland and Slovenia.

2006 in Eton, Great Britain he competed in the double sculls event with Vladimir Latin (20th).

2007 in Munich, Germany he decided to participate in the single sculls event, but the result was a disappointment when he finished 24th.

Rowing World Cup[edit]

Overall wins

  • Quadruple sculls: 2005
Year Event Position Class
2001 New Jersey, USA 5th Double Sculls
Munich, Germany 9th Single Sculls
2003 Milan, Italy 18th Single Sculls
Lucerne, Switzerland 6th Quadruple Sculls
2004 Poznan, Poland 2nd Double Sculls
Munich, Germany 6th Double Sculls
Lucerne, Switzerland 5th Double Sculls
2005 Eton, Great Britain 1st Quadruple Sculls
Lucerne, Switzerland 1st Quadruple Sculls
2006 Poznan, Poland 12th Single Sculls
Lucerne, Switzerland 5th Quadruple Sculls
2007 Linz, Austria 11th Single Sculls
Lucerne, Switzerland 9th Single Sculls
2008 Munich, Germany 12th Single Sculls
Poznan, Poland 7th Quadruple Sculls

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