Maria Tregubova (born July 17, 1984) is a Moldovan former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] She is a two-time Olympian (2000 and 2004) and a member of the swimming team for Olimpia Chişinău.

Maria Tregubova
Personal information
Full nameMaria Tregubova
National team Moldova
Born (1984-07-17) 17 July 1984 (age 35)
Chişinău, Moldavian SSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubOlimpia Chişinău

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Maria Tregubova". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Heat 4" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 165. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 4)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's 50m Freestyle Heat 4". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. ^ Thomas, Stephen (20 August 2004). "Women's 50 Freestyle, Prelims Day 7: Inky Sizzles in World Best 24.66, Joyce Next in PR 25.06, Jenny Thompson Makes It Too". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2013.