Ivan Patzaichin

1949 - Today

Photo of Ivan Patzaichin

Icon of person Ivan Patzaichin

Ivan Patzaichin (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈvan paˈt͡sajkin]; 26 November 1949 – 5 September 2021) was a Romanian canoe racing coach and sprint canoeist. He took part in all major competitions between 1968 and 1984, including five consecutive Olympics, and won seven Olympic and 22 world championship medals, including four Olympic gold medals. This makes him the most decorated Romanian canoeist of all time.He later worked as a canoeing coach, attending five more Olympics in this capacity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Patzaichin has received more than 109,769 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Ivan Patzaichin is the 446th most popular athlete (down from 381st in 2019), the 318th most popular biography from Romania (down from 255th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Romanian Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 110k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.51

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ivan Patzaichins by language


Among athletes, Ivan Patzaichin ranks 446 out of 3,055Before him are Archie Williams, Ernst Schultz, Eino Penttilä, Paavo Johansson, Anni Steuer, and Bill Holland. After him are Maria Itkina, Aleksandra Chudina, Leonid Spirin, Ilona Slupianek, Naftali Temu, and Gustavo Marzi.

Most Popular Athletes in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1949, Ivan Patzaichin ranks 364Before him are Wendy O. Williams, Wayne Wang, Tommy Seebach, Peter Maffay, Kriengsak Kovitvanit, and Kayahan. After him are Francisco Robles Ortega, Kurt Beck, Pamela Reed, George Friedman, Bogdan Borusewicz, and Mugur Isărescu.

Others Born in 1949

Go to all Rankings

In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Ivan Patzaichin ranks 318 out of 572Before him are Alexandra Maria Lara (1978), Ion Emanuel Florescu (1819), Simona Halep (1991), Adalbert Steiner (1907), Peter Maffay (1949), and László Németh (1901). After him are Nicolae Dobrin (1947), Mugur Isărescu (1949), Argentina Menis (1948), Dorinel Munteanu (1968), Constantin Argetoianu (1871), and Silviu Bindea (1912).

Among ATHLETES In Romania

Among athletes born in Romania, Ivan Patzaichin ranks 4Before him are Iolanda Balaș (1936), Lajos Steiner (1903), and Mihaela Peneș (1947). After him are Argentina Menis (1948), István Somodi (1885), Doina Melinte (1956), Ileana Silai (1941), Maricica Puică (1950), Leon Rotman (1934), Ion Drîmbă (1942), and Gabriela Szabo (1975).