Ivan Patzaichin

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About Ivan Patzaichin
Ivan Patzaichin (born 26 November 1949) is a Romanian sprint canoer who competed from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s. Competing in five Summer Olympics, he won seven medals, more than any other competitor in the history of the Canadian canoeing events. This included four gold (C-1 1000 m: 1972, C-2 1000 m: 1968, 1980, 1984) and three silvers (C-2 500 m: 1980, 1984; C-2 1000 m: 1972). He also won 22 world championship medals with nine golds (C-1 1000 m: 1973, 1977; C-1 10000 m: 1978, C-2 500 m: 1979, C-2 1000 m: 1970, 1981, 1983; C-2 10000 m: 1982), four silvers (C-1 1000 m: 1975, C-2 1000 m: 1971, C-2 10000 m: 1981, 1983), and nine bronzes (C-1 500 m: 1971, 1973, 1974; C-1 1000 m: 1974, 1978, 1979; C-1 10000 m: 1974, 1977, 1979). Born in Mila 23, Tulcea County, to a Russian Lipovan family, he was a member of the Dinamo Bucharest canoe club. When he retired, Patzaichin became a coach and is now head of the Romanian national team, known as Amiralul ("The Admiral"). His pupils, including Olympic champion Florin Popescu, have won over one hundred sprint canoe titles.

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1. Nadia Comăneci 19428
2. Ilie Nastase 4371
3. Ivan Patzaichin 2611
4. Lucian Bute 1621
5. Leonard D. Doroftei 1071
6. Cristina Neagu 501
7. Marius Urzica 211
8. Elisabeta Lipa 51
9. Luminita Hutupan 31
10. Nicu Vlad 22

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65. Naim Süleymanoğlu 3315
66. Piros Dimas 3062
67. Shahid Afridi 2717
68. David Bautista 2625
69. Ivan Patzaichin 2611
70. Suresh Raina 2564
71. Susi Susanti 2501
72. Tomasz Majewski 2466
73. Milorad Čavić 2429

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