Oleksandr Sydorenko

Oleksandr Sydorenko (27 May 1960 – 20 February 2022), also known as Aleksandr Sidorenko, was an individual medley swimmer from the USSR. He won the 400 m individual medley at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[1]

Oleksandr Sydorenko
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Sidorenko in 1980
Personal information
Full nameAleksandr Sidorenko
Nickname(s)Sidor
NationalityUkrainian
Born(1960-05-27)27 May 1960
Mariupol, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Died20 February 2022(2022-02-20) (aged 61)
Mariupol, Ukraine
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesIndividual medley

CareerEdit

Sydorenko won a gold medal at the 1981 European Aquatics Championships in Split, and at the 1982 World Aquatics Championships in Guayaquil in the 200-metre individual medley.[2]

At the 1983 Summer Universiade in Edmonton, he won a silver medal in the 200-metre individual medley.[3] Between 1977 and 1986 he became the USSR champion 20 times.

Sydorenko won the 400 m individual medley at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[4]

He worked from 1987 to 2014 as the manager of the water polo team "Ilyichevets." After retirement he worked as a volunteer in the water Polo Federation of the city of Mariupol.

Personal life and deathEdit

Sydorenko married the bronze medal-winner of the 1980 Olympic Games, Yelena Kruglova, in 1982. Sydorenko was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples (USSR).

Oleksandr Sydorenko died from COVID-19[5] in Mariupol on 20 February 2022, at the age of 61.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sports Reference profile". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  2. ^ ISHOF list with all medalists in World Championships history Archived 10 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ ISHOF list with all medalists in Universiade history Archived 10 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sports Reference profile". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  5. ^ 1980 Olympic Gold Medalist Oleksandr Sydorenko dies from COVID-19
  6. ^ В Мариуполе умер олимпийский чемпион по плаванию (in Russian)

External linksEdit

Records
Preceded by Men's 200 metres individual medley
world record holder (long course)

9 July 1978 – 2 August 1978
Succeeded by