Ivan Patzaichin

Romanian sprint canoeist

Ivan Patzaichin (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈvan paˈt͡sajkin]; 26 November 1949 – 5 September 2021) was a Romanian canoe racing coach and sprint canoeist. He took part in all major competitions between 1968 and 1984. He won four gold medals at the 1968, 1972, 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics. He also won three silver medals at the 1972, 1980 and 1984 Olympics. Patzaichin was born in Crișan, Romania.

Patzaichin died on 5 September 2021 in Bucharest, Romania from lung cancer, aged 71.[1] He was diagnosed with the disease in three months before his death.[2]

References change

  1. Lavinia Popa (5 September 2021). "A murit Ivan Patzaichin. De trei luni era internat la spital, campionul avea varsta de 71 de ani" (in Romanian). Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  2. SPIEGEL, DER. "Rumäniens Kanu-Legende Ivan Patzaichin ist tot". www.spiegel.de (in German). Retrieved 2021-09-05.