Vadim Menkov

Date of birth:
12 February 1987
Vadim Menkov (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

Further Personal Information

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