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Vasiliy Yurchenko

Vasyl Yurchenko
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver 1976 Montreal C-1 1000 m
Bronze 1980 Moscow C-2 1000 m
World Championships
Gold 1973 Tampere C-1 10000 m
Gold 1974 Mexico City C-1 1000 m
Gold 1975 Belgrade C-1 1000 m
Gold 1975 Belgrade C-1 10000 m
Gold 1977 Sofia C-2 1000 m
Gold 1979 Duisburg C-2 1000 m
Gold 1979 Duisburg C-2 10000 m
Silver 1971 Belgrade C-1 10000 m
Silver 1974 Mexico City C-1 10000 m
Silver 1977 Sofia C-1 10000 m
Silver 1978 Belgrade C-1 10000 m
Bronze 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 canoer 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.


  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936-2007.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936-2007.
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