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Ričardas Vaitkevičius

Soviet rower

Died when: 62 years 242 days (751 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Ričardas Vaitkevičius

Ricardas Vaitkevicius (6 May 1933 – 3 January 1996) was a Lithuanian rower who specialized in the eights.In this event he won three silver medal at the European and world championships of 1962–1964 and finished fifth at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

While competing Vaitkevicius also acted as a Soviet rowing coach at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics, and he continued coaching and referring rowing competitions until 1993.

His elder brother Eugenijus (1931–2011) and wife Irena Baciulyte were also a competitive rowers and rowing coaches.


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