Aleksandr Agafonov

Aleksandr Agafonov (Uzbek: Александр Агафонов; born 22 April 1975) is an Uzbek former swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events.[1] He is a three-time Olympian (1996, 2000, and 2004), a two-time swimmer at the Asian Games (2002 and 2006), and a former Uzbekistani age group record holder in the 100 and 200 m freestyle.

Aleksandr Agafonov
Personal information
Full nameAleksandr Agafonov
National team Uzbekistan
Born (1975-04-22) 22 April 1975 (age 46)
Tashkent, Uzbek SSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle

Agafonov made his official debut at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he competed as a member of the Uzbekistan team in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay. Teaming with Vyacheslav Kabanov, Dmitry Pankov, and Oleg Tsvetkovskiy, Agafonov swam the second leg in heat two with a split of 1:56.44, but the Uzbeks settled for fourth place and twelfth overall in a final time of 7:40.60.[2]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Agafonov competed as an individual swimmer in the 100 m freestyle. Swimming in heat three, he picked up a third seed and fifty-fourth overall by 0.36 of a second behind winner Paul Kutscher of Uruguay in 52.58.[3]

Agafonov swam for his second time in the 100 m freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He achieved a FINA B-standard of 52.10 from the Russian Championships in Moscow.[4] He challenged seven other swimmers in heat two, including 28-year-old Željko Panić of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He raced to fourth place by 0.17 of a second behind Panic in 52.92. Agafonov ended his third Olympic stint with a fifty-seventh-place effort in the preliminaries.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Aleksandr Agafonov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Aquatics (Swimming) – Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Heat 2" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 51. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 3" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 113. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Men's 100 Freestyle Prelims Day 4: Lezak, Crocker Fail to Qualify. Hoogie Best with 48.70". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 April 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2013.

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