Alexander Dyachenko

Alexander Igorevich Dyachenko (Russian: Александр Игоревич Дьяченко; born 24 January 1990) is a Russian sprint canoeist.

Alexander Dyachenko
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Personal information
Born (1990-01-24) 24 January 1990 (age 31)
Rudny, Kazakh SSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
SportSprint kayak
Event(s)K–2 200 m
ClubKrylatskoye Centre of Sports Preparation
PartnerYury Postrigay
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2012 London

He won the Men's K-2 200 metres gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics with Yury Postrigay. At the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships he has won one gold medal (K-2 200 m: 2013), three silver medals (K-1 x 200 m: 2011, 2013, K-2 200 m: 2015) and two bronze medals (K-1 4 × 200 m: 2010, K-4 200 m: 2009).

Dyachenko began canoeing at the age of 6.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Dyachenko is married to honored Master of Sports of Russia, rhythmic gymnastics coach, Anna Shumilova. Their daughter, Inna was born on July 21, 2014. He himself was awarded the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia in 2015.[1] He was also awarded the Order of Friendship after winning his Olympic gold medal.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Alexander Dyachenko". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2019-01-16.

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