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Yuriy Igorevich Pimenov (Russian: Юрий Игорьевич Пименов; 29 March 1958 – 19 April 2019)[1] was a Russian rower who mostly competed in the coxless pairs, rowing with his twin brother Nikolay. Between 1978 and 1993 the brothers won a silver medal at the 1980 Olympics, as well as three gold, three silver and one bronze medal at the world championships. They finished in 6th and 15th place at the 1988 and 1992 Games, respectively, missing the 1984 Olympics due to their boycott by the Soviet Union.[2][3][4] They went to the Friendship Games instead, dubbed the alternative Olympics, where they won gold.

Yuriy Pimenov
Personal information
Full nameYuriy Igorevich Pimenov
Born29 March 1958 (1958-03-29)
Moscow, Russia
Died19 April 2019 (aged 61)
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
RelativesNikolay Pimenov (twin brother)
ClubDynamo Moscow

Pimenov was an international rowing referee[3] and the chief referee of the Russian Rowing Federation.[5] In 1994 he became the third person to receive the Thomas Keller Medal, the highest honor in rowing.[6]


  1. ^ Юрий Пименов скончался на 62-м году жизни ‹See Tfd›(in Russian)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Yury Pimenov". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  3. ^ a b Yurij PIMENOV at FISA
  4. ^ Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften – Zweier ohne Steuermann, Vierer ohne Steuermann.
  5. ^ Юрий Пименов: Случайно выиграть Олимпиаду невозможно. 18 February 2014 (interview in Russian)
  6. ^ Keller Medal Award Archived 5 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.