Maksym Prokopenko

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Maksym Serhiyovych Prokopenko (Максим Сергійович Прокопенко; born March 23, 1984 in Vilshanka, Kirovohrad Oblast) is a Ukrainian-born Azerbaijani sprint canoer who has competed since 2002.

Maksym Prokopenko
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Dartmouth C-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2010 Poznań C-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Szeged C-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Szeged C-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Szeged C-1 4 x 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Szeged C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Dartmouth C-2 500 m
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Trasona C-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Belgrade C-2 500 m

Competing for Ukraine, Prokopenko was the Canadian canoe C-1 500 m silver medallist at the 2002 Junior European Championships in Zagreb. He won a bronze medal in the C-2 1000 m event at the 2006 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Szeged.

Competing in two Summer Olympics also for Ukraine, Prokopenko earned his best finish of eighth in the C-2 500 m event at Beijing in 2008.

Prokopenko moved to Azerbaijan after the 2008 Summer Olympics and won two medals for his new nation at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with a silver in the C-2 1000 m and a bronze in the C-2 500 m events. He also won a silver in the C-2 500 m event at the 2010 championships.

He and teammate Serhiy Bezuhliy finished fourth for Azerbaijan in the men's C-2 1000 m at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

ReferencesEdit

  • Canoe09.ca profile at the Wayback Machine (archived October 8, 2011)
  • 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; et al. "Maksym Prokopenko". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.