|Born||24 January 1990|
Rudny, Kazakh SSR,
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (209 lb)|
|Event(s)||K–2 200 m|
|Club||Krylatskoye Centre of Sports Preparation|
|Achievements and titles|
|Olympic finals||2012 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.
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. He was also awarded the Order of Friendship after winning his Olympic gold medal.
- "Alexander Dyachenko". ICF - Planet Canoe. 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
- Alexander Dyachenko at the International Canoe Federation
- Alexander Dyachenko at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Canoe09.ca profile