Vadzim Makhnev (BLR)

Vadzim Makhnev (BLR)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
21 December 1979
196 cm
96 kg
Daughter Alexandra
Higher education
Belarusian State University of Physical Culture: Minsk, BLR


General Interest

Computers. (, 16 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four gold medals at the 2009 World Championships in Dartmouth, NS, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Aug 2015;, 16 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2009 Best Male Athlete of Belarus alongside his racing partner Roman Petrushenko. (, 26 Dec 2009)
Famous relatives
His father Gennady Makhnev represented the Soviet Union in canoe sprint. He finished seventh in the K4 1000m at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. (, 16 Jun 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in canoe sprint in 1998.
Club / Team
Dinamo Sports Club: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Larysa Makhneva [personal]; Vladimir Shantarovich [national]


European ChampionshipsK2 500mCzech Republic, Racice9 July 20062006Men1:28.2493
European ChampionshipsK2 200mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men33.6641Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mItaly, Milan17 May 20082008Men1:21.8823
European ChampionshipsK4 200mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men30.7211Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Men3:07.3087
European ChampionshipsK4 200mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men31.4982
European ChampionshipsK4 200mCzech Republic, Racice9 July 20062006Men29.8931Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCzech Republic, Racice8 July 20062006Men2:50.4372
European ChampionshipsK2 500mSpain, Pontevedra1 July 20072007Men1:34.4362
European ChampionshipsK2 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men1:36.9387
European ChampionshipsK2 200mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men32.9201Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan9 July 20002000Men1:23.9557
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan23 May 20042004Men1:24.0922
European ChampionshipsK2 1000mPoland, Poznan22 May 20042004Men3:15.4335
European ChampionshipsK2 500mPoland, Poznan23 May 20042004Men1:32.9724
World CupIndividual Kayak6 July 20032003Men8
World CupIndividual Kayak28 July 20022002Men86
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men2:54.5891Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Men30.2751Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:27.4251Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Men1:21.3151Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 200mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Men31.4535
Olympic GamesK2 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men34.2662Best result
Olympic GamesK2 500mChina, Beijing23 August 20082008Men1:30.0053Best result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mChina, Beijing22 August 20082008Men2:55.7141Best result
Olympic GamesK2 500mGreece, Athens28 August 20042004Men1:27.9963Best result
Olympic GamesK4 1000mGreece, Athens27 August 20042004Men3:02.4196
World ChampionshipsK2 200mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men33.00612
World ChampionshipsK2 500mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men1:32.2595
World ChampionshipsK2 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men32.06116
World ChampionshipsK2 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men1:29.2923Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men32.87516
World ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:32.7112Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men32.3903Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011MenDNS18
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men2:30.55710
World ChampionshipsK2 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men1:29.2301Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men2:55.8432Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men32.2291Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:29.4081Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men30.4121Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mCanada, Dartmouth15 August 20092009Men2:57.4371Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men32.2511Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Duisburg12 August 20072007Men1:27.8732Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Men3:06.0615
World ChampionshipsK2 500mHungary, Szeged20 August 20062006Men1:29.0994Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mHungary, Szeged20 August 20062006Men33.4819
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20062006Men2:57.8973Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Men30.5653Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Men1:20.8981Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mCroatia, Zagreb27 August 20052005Men3:01.1968
World ChampionshipsK2 500mUnited States, Gainesville, GA14 September 20032003Men1:28.9542Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mUnited States, Gainesville, GA14 September 20032003Men31.3656
World ChampionshipsK4 500mUnited States, Gainesville, GA14 September 20032003Men1:23.0937
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mUnited States, Gainesville, GA13 September 20032003Men2:57.8646
World ChampionshipsK4 200mSpain, Seville1 September 20022002Men9
World ChampionshipsK4 500mSpain, Seville1 September 20022002Men1:23.2192Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Seville31 August 20022002Men5
World ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan26 August 20012001Men1:22.6485
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan25 August 20012001Men2:58.5754Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men33.35612Latest result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men1:31.3783
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men2:59.9907
European ChampionshipsK2 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men34.60010
European ChampionshipsK2 500mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men1:34.5945
European ChampionshipsK2 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men32.0648
European ChampionshipsK2 500mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men1:27.3903
European ChampionshipsK2 200mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men32.7752
European ChampionshipsK2 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men1:30.3551Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men2:51.2385
European ChampionshipsK2 200mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men32.7028
European ChampionshipsK2 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men1:28.8181Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Men32.3702