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Igor Aleksandrovich Rudakov (Russian: Игорь Александрович Рудаков; born 8 October 1934) is a Russian coxswain who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1960, 1964, 1968, and in the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Igor Rudakov
Leonid Rakovshchik, Nikolay Safronov, Igor Rudakov 1964.jpg
Rudakov (lying down) with Leonid Rakovshchik (left) and Nikolay Safronov in 1964
Personal information
Born (1934-10-08) 8 October 1934 (age 84)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Sport
SportRowing
ClubTrud Leningrad[1]

He was born in Leningrad.[1] In 1960 he was the coxswain of the Soviet boat that won the silver medal in the coxed pair event. He was also the cox of the Soviet boat that finished fourth in the coxed four competition.[1] Rudakov competed at the 1961 European Rowing Championships with the coxed four and won silver.[2] At the inaugural 1962 World Rowing Championships in Lucerne, he won bronze with both the coxed pair and the coxed four.[3][4] At the 1963 European Rowing Championships, he won bronze with the coxed four.[2] At the 1964 European Rowing Championships, he won silver with the coxed pair.[5] Later that year, he finished fourth with the Soviet boat at the coxed pair competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[1] At the 1965 European Rowing Championships, he won silver with the coxed pair.[5]

At the 1968 Summer Olympics, he helped the Soviet boat to qualify for the B final of the coxed pair event, but the team did not compete in their last race.[6] At the 1969 European Rowing Championships, he won silver with the eight.[7] At the 1971 European Rowing Championships, he won silver with the coxed four.[2] His last Olympic appearance was at the 1972 Summer Olympics; he coxed the Soviet boat in the coxed four competition where the team finished fourth.[1] At the 1974 World Rowing Championships, he won silver with the coxed four at age 40.[4] At the 1975 World Rowing Championships, he won silver with the eight.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Igor Rudakov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Vierer m.Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  3. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften (Zweier mit Steuermann – Herren)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften (Vierer mit Steuermann – Herren)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Zweier m. Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  6. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rowing at the 1968 Ciudad de Mexico Summer Games: Men's Coxed Pairs". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  7. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Achter)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Igor Rudakov". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 29 December 2017.