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Lyudmila Iosifovna Pinayeva (Russian: Людмила Иосифовна Пинаева-Хведосюк, née Khvedosyuk on 14 January 1936) is a retired Soviet sprint canoeist. She competed at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won four medals, with three golds and one bronze. She also won ten medals at the world championships with seven golds (K-1 500 m: 1966, 1970, 1971; K-4 500 m: 1963, 1966, 1971, 1973) and three silvers (K-1 500 m: 1963, K-2 500 m: 1963, 1973).

Lyudmila Pinayeva
Hilde Lauer, Lyudmila Pinayeva, Marcia Jones 1964.jpg
Pinayeva (center) at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born14 January 1936 (1936-01-14) (age 83)
Krasnoye Selo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
SportCanoe sprint
ClubTrud Leningrad


  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Lyudmila Khvedosyuk-Pinayeva". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.