Born on December 2, 1958 in Minsk.
The three-time Olympic champion. The winner of the Games of the XXII Olympiad 1980 in Moscow in Singles (500m) and Doubles (500m and 1000m) paired by Sergei Chukhrai.
The only three-time Olympic champion in Kayaking.
Was awarded the title “Merited Master of Sports”, Orders “Red Banner of Labour” and “Friendship of Peoples”.