Maria Tregubova (born July 17, 1984) is a Moldovan former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events. She is a two-time Olympian (2000 and 2004) and a member of the swimming team for Olimpia Chişinău.
|Full name||Maria Tregubova|
|Born||17 July 1984|
Chişinău, Moldavian SSR,
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
Tregubova made her Olympic debut, as Moldova's youngest swimmer (aged 16), at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she competed in the women's 50 m freestyle. Swimming in heat four, she edged out Uzbekistan's Saida Iskandarova to pick up a fifth seed and fifty-fourth overall by 0.23 of a second in 27.75.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Tregubova qualified again for the 50 m freestyle by eclipsing a FINA B-cut of 26.90 from the Russian Open Championships in Moscow. Swimming in the same heat as Sydney, she picked up a second spot over Aruba's Roshendra Vrolijk by 0.03 of a second, outside her entry time of 28.40. Tregubova failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed forty-eighth overall out of 75 swimmers on the last day of preliminaries.
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