Aleksandr Vladimirovich Kovalyov

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Aleksandr Kovalyov
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Russia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens C-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Szeged C-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1999 Milan C-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 2005 Zagreb C-4 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2003 Gainesville C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Milan C-2 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Poznań C-4 200 m

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Kovalyov (Russian: Александр Владимирович Ковалёв, born March 2, 1975) is a Russian sprint canoeist who has competed from 1997 to 2005.

Having just missed out on a medal at the Sydney Olympics, he and partner Aleksandr Kostoglod won two medals at Athens in 2004 with a silver in the C-2 1000 m and bronze C-2 500 m events.

Kovalev also won six medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds (C-2 1000 m: 1998, 1999; C-4 200 m: 2005), one silver (C-2 1000 m: 2003), and two bronzes (C-2 500 m: 1999, C-4 200 m: 2001).

A member of the Russian national team since 1997, he is small for a world-class canoeist at 170 centimetres (5.6 ft) tall and 70 kilograms (150 lb) but makes up for this with excellent technique.

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  • "ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  • "ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2019-05-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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