Maxim Podoprigora

Maxim Podoprigora (born April 18, 1978 in Kiev, Ukraine)[1] is an Olympic breaststroke swimmer from Austria. He has swum for Austria at 3 Olympics (2000, 2004 and 2008[2]) swimming the 200 breaststroke at all 3 and the 100 breaststroke in 2004.[2][3]

Maxim Podoprigora
Maxim Podoprigora Wien 6-2008a.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Austria
Born (1978-04-18) April 18, 1978 (age 41)
Kiev, Ukraine
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubASV Wien

He swims for Vienna Swim Club (ASV Wien) and studied at the University of Vienna, both in Vienna, Austria.[2] He serves in the Austrian Army.[2]

His primary event is the 200 breaststroke.[4] In 2001, he garnered a silver medal at the World Championships in the event, in an Austrian Record of 2:11.09. In 2000, he won a bronze medal at the European Championships in the 200 breaststroke. At the European Short Course Championships, he has won medales in the event in: 1998 (bronze), 2001 (gold) and 2002 (silver).

He is Jewish.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Podoprigora's entry from sports-reference.com; retrieved 2012-03-29.
  2. ^ a b c d "2008 Beijing Summer Olympics | Maxim PODOPRIGORA Profile & Bio, Photos & Videos". 2008.nbcolympics.com. April 18, 1978. Archived from the original on May 16, 2012. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Podoprigora, Maxim". Jewsinsports.org. April 18, 1978. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  4. ^ "Swimming – Maxim Podoprigora (Austria): season totals". The-sports.org. Retrieved November 10, 2011.