Vadzim Makhnev

Date of birth:
21 December 1979
Vadzim Makhnev (BLR)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
Computers. (baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four gold medals at the 2009 World Championships in Dartmouth, NS, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Aug 2015; baku2015.com, 16 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2009 Best Male Athlete of Belarus alongside his racing partner Roman Petrushenko. (interfax.by, 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. (baku2015.com, 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]

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 December 1979
Height
196 cm
Weight
96 kg
Family
Daughter Alexandra
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Belarusian State University of Physical Culture: Minsk, BLR