Oleg Zhestkov

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Oleg Zhestkov
Oleg Zhestkov Rio2016.jpg
Zhestkov at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Oleg Aleksandrovich Zhestkov
Born (1987-01-20) 20 January 1987 (age 30)
Omsk, Russia[1]
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Country Russia
Sport Canoe sprint
Club Dynamo
Coached by Alexander Shishkin[3]
V.S. Mikhailovsky[1]
Alexander Zhdanov (national)[4]

Oleg Aleksandrovich Zhestkov (Russian: Олег Александрвоич Жестков; born 20 January 1987) is a Russian sprint canoeist who competes in the four-man K-4 1000 m event. He won the world title in 2013, placing third in 2011, and had a silver medal at the 2016 European Championships. His teams finished seventh at the 2012 and ninth at the 2016 Olympics.[4]

Zhestkov was born in Omsk, but later moved to Krasnodar.[1] He took up kayaking following his two brothers, his mother and his cousin.[4]


  1. ^ a b c ЖЕСТКОВ Олег Александрович. komanda2016.ru
  2. ^ Oleg Zhestkov. rio2016.com
  3. ^ Oleg Zhestkov. london2012.com
  4. ^ a b c Oleg Zhestkov. nbcolympics.com