Vasyl Yurchenko

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Vasyl Yurchenko
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal C-1 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow C-2 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1973 Tampere C-1 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1974 Mexico City C-1 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1975 Belgrade C-1 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1975 Belgrade C-1 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1977 Sofia C-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1979 Duisburg C-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1979 Duisburg C-2 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1971 Belgrade C-1 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1974 Mexico City C-1 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1977 Sofia C-1 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1978 Belgrade C-1 10000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Sofia C-2 500 m

Vasyl Yurchenko (Russian: Василий Юрченко)(alternate spellings: Vasily Yurchenko, Vasiliy Jurtzhenko, born May 26, 1950) is a Soviet-born Ukrainian sprint canoeist who competed from the early 1970s to the early 1980s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won two medals. This included one silver (C-1 1000 m: 1976) and one bronze (C-2 1000 m: 1980).

Yurchenko had better success at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, winning 12 medals. This included seven golds (C-1 1000 m: 1974, 1975; C-1 10000 m: 1973, 1975; C-2 1000 m: 1977, 1979; C-2 10000 m: 1979), four silvers (C-1 10000 m: 1971, 1974, 1977, 1978), and one bronze (C-2 500 m: 1977).

His daughter Kateryna competed for Ukraine in canoeing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

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