Nikolai Gorbachev

Canoe racer

Nikolai Stepanovich Gorbachev (Russian: Николай Степанович Горбачёв, Belarusian: Мікалай Сцяпанавіч Гарбачоў; May 15, 1948 – April 9, 2019) was a Soviet-born Belarusian sprint canoer. He competed in the early to mid-1970s. He won a gold medal in the K-2 1000 m event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

Gorbachev also won three medals in the K-4 10000 m event at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (1974) and two bronzes (1971, 1975).

Gorbachev died on April 9, 2019 at the age of 70.[1]

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