Chuck Lyda

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Chuck Lyda
Medal record
Men's canoe slalom
Representing  United States
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1975 Skopje Mixed C-2
Gold medal – first place 1977 Spittal Mixed C-2

Charles Clinton "Chuck" Lyda (July 23, 1952 – June 12, 2010) was an American slalom and sprint canoeist who competed in the mid-to-late 1970s. He won two gold medals in the mixed C-2 event at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, earning them in 1975 and 1977.

Lyda competed as a sprint canoeist in the C-2 1000 m event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, but was eliminated in the repechage rounds. He also qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics but was unable to compete because the United States boycotted that event.

He was born in San Diego. He died on June 12, 2010 in Folsom, California, from complications of gastric cancer.

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