Oleg Gorobiy

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Oleg Gorobiy
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Representing  Russia
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Representing  Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1990 Poznań K-4 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Paris K-4 500 m
Representing  Russia
Gold medal – first place 1993 Copenhagen K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1994 Mexico City K-4 200 m
Gold medal – first place 1994 Mexico City K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1994 Mexico City K-4 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1995 Duisburg K-4 500 m
Gold medal – first place 1997 Dartmouth K-4 200 m
Silver medal – second place 1995 Duisburg K-4 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Copenhagen K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Milan K-4 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Poznań K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Gainesville K-4 500 m

Oleg Gorobiy (Russian: Олег Горобий), born 7 February 1971 in Voronezh, is a Soviet-born, Russian sprint canoer who competed from 1990 to 2003. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the K-4 1000 m event at Atlanta in 1996.

Gorobiy won thirteen medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with seven golds (K-4 200 m: 1994, 1997; K-4 500 m: 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995; K-4 1000 m: 1994), a silver (K-4 200 m: 1995), and five bronzes (K-4 200 m: 1999, K-4 500 m: 1991, 2003; K-4 1000 m: 1993, 2001).

In 2004 he joined the national Dragon boat squad as a helmsman, winning four gold medals at the 2004 European championships at Stockton-on-Tees, England.

Height: 1.91 m (6'3"), race weight: 94 kg (207 lbs).

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