Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Yachting
Inducted: 1987
Country: Soviet Union
Born: August 19, 1938 in the Soviet Union

Walentin Mankin is the only yachtsman to win Olympic gold medals in three different classes of boats, in three different Olympiads.

Mankin won his first gold in 1968 in Mexico City in the Finn Class. He took his second in the Tempest Class with Dyrdyra at the 1972 Munich Games. And, the Russian’s third Olympic gold medal was won in the Star Class with Muzyschenko at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Mankin also won an Olympic silver medal in the Tempest Class at the 1976 Montreal Games.

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