Ilya Medvedev (RUS)

Ilya Medvedev (RUS)

RURussian Federation
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
18 November 1983
195 cm
87 kg
Marital status
Wife Maria
St. Petersburg, RUS
Athlete, Student
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Ural State University of Physical Education: Chelyabinsk, RUS


General Interest

Using the internet, managing the '' website. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in K1 5000m at the 2010 European Championships in Trasona, Spain. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 06 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russia. (, 21 Dec 2015)
Famous relatives
His grandfather Fyodor Kuznetsov and his grandmother Faina Kuznetsova were Soviet champions in canoe sprint. His parents are canoe coaches. His older brother Sergey Medvedev has also been involved in the sport. (, 28 Jul 2011; Athlete, 10 Aug 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age five in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Why this sport?
"I didn't have to choose because my parents are canoe coaches. I am a canoeist of the third generation as my grandfather was also doing the sport."
Club / Team
Strela: St. Petersburg, RUS
Name of coach
Leonid Medvedev [father], RUS, from 1995


Olympic GamesK2 1000mEngland, London8 August 20122012Men3:12.0476Best result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mEngland, London9 August 20122012Men2:57.3757Best result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mChina, Beijing22 August 20082008Men3:00.6548Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men3:00.7969Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men9Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:38.20716
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:26.0548Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Men2:49.5163Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 5000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010MenDSQ29
World ChampionshipsK2 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:15.7363Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men3:02.48614
World ChampionshipsK4 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men1:21.7114Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Men3:08.2236Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Men1:23.6666Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 1000mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016MenDSQ18Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men20:53.769Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Men3:09.3544Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men20:53.66110
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Men3:10.5122Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men21:43.8788Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men2:51.3946Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 5000mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men20:16.5643Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men3:13.9985Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men2:59.8296Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mItaly, Milan17 May 20082008Men1:22.8125Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men3:04.7085Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men1:27.3765Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Men3:10.6619Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mPoland, Poznan30 July 20052005Men3:17.1456Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan22 May 20042004Men2:58.2577Best result