Belarusian Canoer who won three gold medals at the 1980 Olympics and nine gold medals in World Championship competition.
He won his first gold in international competition at the 1979 World Championships, where he won three gold medals.
He won a total of 13 gold medals between the Olympics and World Championships.
He married Tatiana Parfenovich in 1990.
He took gold at the 1980 Summer Olympics as did Gymnast Nadia Comaneci.