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Kristian Tsvetanov Golomeev (Bulgarian: Кристиан Цветанов Голомеев, Greek: Κριστιάν Τσβετάνοφ Γκολομέεβ, born 4 July 1993) is a Greek swimmer of Bulgarian ancestry.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 100 metre freestyle, finishing in 31st place (50.08) overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals.

Kristian Gkolomeev
Personal information
NationalityGreek
Born (1993-07-04) 4 July 1993 (age 26)
Height2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he competed in the men's 50 metre freestyle, finishing 10th in the heats with a time of 21.93 seconds. He qualified for the semifinals where he finished 13th with a time of 21.98 seconds and did not qualify for the final.[2] He also competed in the men's 100 metre freestyle, finishing in 20th place with a time of 48.68 seconds which was a new national record. He did not qualify for the semifinals.[3]

Golomeev was also part of the men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay team which finished 10th in the heats and did not advance to the final and the men's 4 × 100 m medley relay team which finished 15th in the heats and did not advance to the final.[4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

He was born 4 July 1993 in Velingrad, Bulgaria. His mother, Kristina Golomeeva, died due to a medical error soon after giving birth to Kristian. His father, Tsvetan Golomeev, was a famous Bulgarian swimmer. He died in 2010 after an eight-month fight with cancer. Kristian Golomeev has two brothers – Nikola and Ivan. In 2018, he married a fellow swimmer, Lindsay Morrow Gkolomeev, from his alma mater, the University of Alabama.

Career

At 2011 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships – Lima (PER) Kristian Golomeev took 3rd place with time 22.80 (50m freestyle). At the 14th Luxembourg Euro Meet (27.29 January 2012) Golomeev finished 9th at Men's 100m freestyle with time 51.31 and was 4th at Men's 50m freestyle (22.92).

Other achievements [1]Edit

  • World Junior Championships:
Lima 2011: Bronze 50m freestyle, 4th place 4x100m medley
  • European Junior Championships:
Belgrade 2011: Silver 50m freestyle
  • Balkan Junior Swimming Championships:
Banja Luka 2011: Gold 50m freestyle, Gold 4x100m freestyle, Bronze 100m freestyle
  • Multination Junior Swimming Meeting:
Corfu 2011: Gold 50m freestyle, Bronze 4x100m freestyle
  • European Championships Long Course:
14th Luxembourg Euro Meet 2012: 9th place 100m freestyle, 4th place 50m freestyle
Debrecen 2012: 4th 50m freestyle
  • Olympics:
London 2012: 31st place (50.08)

Media reviewsEdit

"The young swimmer is very talented and shows that he can have a lot of good results to the next games... he tries very hard and in every game he tries to get better times. I'm sure that he can succeed a lot of great things." – Mike Kontorinis, journalist of Aquatics News

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kristian Gkolomeev". 2012 Summer Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.

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