István Vaskuti

The native form of this personal name is Vaskuti István. This article uses the Western name order.
István Vaskuti
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
1980 Moscow C-2 500 m
World Championships
1977 Sofia C-2 500 m
1978 Belgrade C-2 500 m
1981 Nottingham C-2 500 m
1985 Mechelen C-2 500 m
1986 Montreal C-2 500 m
1986 Montreal C-2 1000 m
1982 Belgrade C-2 500 m

István Vaskuti (born December 4, 1955 in Debrecen) is a Hungarian sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won the C-2 500 m event in Moscow in 1980.

Vaskuti also won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with six golds (C-2 500 m: 1977, 1978, 1981, 1985, 1986; C-2 1000 m: 1986) and one bronze (C-2 500 m: 1982). After his career as active competitor, he started to work as a canoe-coach and succeeded also on this side of the sport and won several world and Olympic titles as coach of different famous canoeists.

He is now a sports administrator, chairman of the International Canoe Federation Flatwater Committee. He was Chief Official at the 2006 World Championships, held in the Hungarian city of Szeged. In 2008, Vaskúti was elected First Vice President of the ICF at their Congress in Rome.


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