Vadim Menkov (UZB)

Vadim Menkov (UZB)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
12 February 1987
186 cm
86 kg
Tashkent, UZB
Athlete, Coach
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education - Uzbek State Institute of Physical Education: Tashkent, UZB


General Interest

Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Uzbekistan. (, 09 Sep 2014)

He was awarded the state order Fidokorona Khizmatlari Uchun for the dedicated service to his country in 2010. (, 05 Jun 2016)

He was named the 2009 Canoe Athlete of the Year by the International Canoe Federation. (, 02 Oct 2012)

He received Uzbekistan's Brightest Sports Star award in 2009. (, 13 Jan 2010)

In 2008 he received the honorary title Honoured Athlete of the Republic of Uzbekistan. (, 05 Jun 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began canoeing in 2003.
Why this sport?
As a boy he tried football and wrestling, but quit both. He lived near the sea, where he enjoyed swimming on holidays. Canoe coaches there noticed his strength and invited him to try the sport.
Club / Team
Specialised Children's Youth Sports School / Voluntary Physical Culture Sports Society of Trade Unions: Tashkent, UZB
Name of coach
Alexander Ponomaryov, UZB


Olympic GamesC1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men44.16810
Olympic GamesC1 1000mEngland, London8 August 20122012Men3:49.2554Best result
Olympic GamesC1 500mChina, Beijing23 August 20082008Men1:55.61013
Olympic GamesC1 1000mChina, Beijing22 August 20082008Men3:54.2374Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men19Latest result
World ChampionshipsC1 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men1:59.4309
World ChampionshipsC4 1000mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men3:15.8296Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:51.9392Best result
World ChampionshipsC4 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men3:30.7294Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men4:08.1513Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men1:48.4573Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:51.7211Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men2:59.95410
World ChampionshipsC1 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:55.09916
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men3:55.9471Best result
World ChampionshipsC4 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men3:33.3719
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men2:56.2187Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men43.28913
World ChampionshipsC1 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men1:53.2079
World ChampionshipsC1 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Men4:18.75312
World ChampionshipsC4 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men37.7756Best result
World ChampionshipsC4 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men1:35.6557Best result
World ChampionshipsC4 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Men3:28.0296Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC1 500mUzbekistan, Samarkand27 September 20132013Men1:51.1251Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC1 1000mUzbekistan, Samarkand26 September 20132013Men4:30.4071Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC2 500mIran, Tehran14 October 20112011Men1:41.591Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC2 1000mIran, Tehran14 October 20112011Men3:38.193Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC1 200mJapan, Komatsu16 September 20072007Men48.6304
Asian ChampionshipsC1 500mJapan, Komatsu16 September 20072007Men2:04.7571Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC1 1000mJapan, Komatsu15 September 20072007Men4:13.8071Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC1 200mMalaysia, Putrajaya18 December 20052005Men46.9106
Asian ChampionshipsC1 500mMalaysia, Putrajaya19 December 20052005Men1:57.3202Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC1 1000mMalaysia, Putrajaya17 December 20052005Men4:18.9001Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC4 200mMalaysia, Putrajaya18 December 20052005Men39.8804
Asian ChampionshipsC4 500mMalaysia, Putrajaya19 December 20052005Men1:41.0402Best result
Asian ChampionshipsC4 1000mMalaysia, Putrajaya17 December 20052005Men3:30.9201Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian23 August 20152015Men40Latest result
World CupIndividual Canadian3 June 20122012Men5
World CupIndividual Canadian21 August 20112011Men3Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian22 August 20102010Men1Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian7 June 20092009Men1Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian29 June 20082008Men9
World CupIndividual Canadian3 June 20072007Men32