Rus News Journal

The Soviet Olympic champion on rowing on kayaks

has died the Soviet Olympic champion on rowing on kayaks Vyacheslav Ionov Has died. To the 72 - letija it has not lived only one day. The sportsman has died after long illness, informs an official site of the All-Russia federation of rowing on kayaks and a canoe.
ions has won gold the Olympic games in Tokyo in 1964 - m to year in a kayak - the four on a distance of 1000 metres with Nikolay Chuzhikovym, Vladimir Morozovym and Anatoly Grishin. Also it became the world champion in 1966 - m to year and Europe in 1967 - m to year in the four on a distance of 10 kilometres. It is the tenfold champion of the USSR on various distances in structures of different crews.
after end of sports career Vyacheslav Ionov worked as the trainer in Armed forces of the USSR and a national team of the USSR. He trained champions of the USSR, prize-winners of the World championships and the Olympic games. For the work of Ions has been awarded ranks The deserved trainer of the USSR .
Besides, Ions has been awarded by two medals For labour valour and also a medal For development of the Olympic movement in Russia .
Edition - Sports presents condolences to Vyacheslav Ionova`s family.