István Vaskuti

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The native form of this personal name is Vaskuti István. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
István Vaskuti
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow C-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 Sofia C-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1978 Belgrade C-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1981 Nottingham C-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1985 Mechelen C-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1986 Montreal C-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1986 Montreal C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Belgrade C-2 500 m

István Vaskuti (born December 4, 1955 in Debrecen) is a Hungarian sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won the C-2 500 m event in Moscow in 1980.

Vaskuti also won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with six golds (C-2 500 m: 1977, 1978, 1981, 1985, 1986; C-2 1000 m: 1986) and one bronze (C-2 500 m: 1982). After his career as active competitor, he started to work as a canoe-coach and succeeded also on this side of the sport and won several world and Olympic titles as coach of different famous canoeists.

He is now a sports administrator, chairman of the International Canoe Federation Flatwater Committee. He was Chief Official at the 2006 World Championships, held in the Hungarian city of Szeged. In 2008, Vaskúti was elected First Vice President of the ICF at their Congress in Rome.

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