Denys Olegovich Sylantyev (Ukrainian: Денис Олегович Силантьєв; born 3 October 1976) is a Ukrainian politician and retired swimmer. He competed at four consecutive Olympics between 1996 and 2008 and who won a silver medal in the 200 m butterfly in 2000. At the next Olympics he was the flag bearer for Ukraine.

Denys Sylantyev
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Denys Sylantyev in 2010
Personal information
Full nameDenys Olegovich Sylantyev
Nationality Ukraine
Born (1976-10-03) 3 October 1976 (age 43)
Zaporizhia, Zaporizhia, Ukraine
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
ClubSpartak, Zaporozhye
Spartak Kyiv
Denys Sylantyev
People's Deputy of Ukraine
8th convocation
In office
November 27, 2014 – July 29, 2019
ConstituencyRadical Party, No.12[1]

He won the Mare Nostrum circuit three times: 2000, 2001 and 2002. In 1998 he was named European Swimmer of the Year.

Sylantyev retired from competitions shortly after the 2008 Olympics and focused on politics and development of sport in Ukraine. In the 26 October 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Sylantyev was as a candidate (placed 8th on the party list) of Radical Party was elected into the Ukrainian parliament.[2] Radical Party lost all its parliamentary seats in the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election, because it gained about 1% to little to clear the 5% election threshold and also did not win an electoral district seat.[3]


  1. ^ "People's Deputy of Ukraine of the VIII convocation". Official portal (in Ukrainian). Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Ukraine's Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko: Facts and Details". Sputnik. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ CEC counts 100 percent of vote in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, Ukrinform (26 July 2019)
    (in Russian) Results of the extraordinary elections of the People's Deputies of Ukraine 2019, Ukrayinska Pravda (21 July 2019)

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Preceded by
Emiliano Brembilla
Swimming World's
European Swimmer of the Year

Succeeded by
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mare Nostrum Series
Overall Winner

2000 – 2002
Succeeded by
Martina Moravcová