Valentin Grigor’evich Mankin
Valentin Mankin, USSR Athlete.
Mankin, Valentin was born on August 19, 1938 in the village of Belokorovichi, Zhitomir Oblast’.
Graduated from the Kiev Institute of Building Engineers, 1962.
Honoured Master of Sports (sailing), 1968. From 1968, with the Kiev Armed Forces Club. USSR champion, 1959-1977.
Olympic champion. 1968 (Finn class), and 1972 (Tempest class) with V. Dyrdyra. World and European champion, 1973 (Tempest class). European champion, 1979 (Zvezdnyi class).