A member of the Soviet Union's canoe team at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Prokupets competed in the C2 1000-meter event (with partner Michail Samotin). After winning their preliminary heat, the Soviet team captured the bronze medal by finishing third in the final with a time of 4:11.3.
In 1971, with partner Aleksandr Vinogradov, Prokupets won the World Championship in the 1000-meter Canadian pairs (C2 1000-meter).
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Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
New York Times, October 14-October 28, 1968