Ilya Medvedev (RUS)

RURussian Federation
Date of birth:
18 November 1983
Federation:
RUSSIAN CANOE FEDERATION
Ilya Medvedev (RUS)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Using the internet, managing the 'canoesport.ru' 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. (minsport.gov.ru, 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. (vppress.ru, 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

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
18 November 1983
Height
195 cm
Weight
87 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Maria
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Ural State University of Physical Education: Chelyabinsk, RUS