Pavel Mikalaievich Lagoun (Belarusian: Павел Мікалаевіч Лагун; born February 12, 1979) is a Belarusian former swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and butterfly events.[1] He is a two-time Olympian (2000 and 2004), and a three-time medalist at the FINA World Cup.

Pavel Lagoun
Personal information
Full namePavel Mikalaievich Lagoun
National team Belarus
Born (1979-02-12) 12 February 1979 (age 40)
Minsk, Belarusian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly
ClubRTsFVS Minsk

Lagoun made his first Belarusian team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he placed tenth in the 4×100 m freestyle (3:20.85), and twelfth in the 4×200 m freestyle (7:24.83), as a member of the Belarusian swimming team.[2][3]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Lagoun qualified as an individual swimmer for the men's 100 m butterfly. He cleared a FINA B-standard entry time of 53.66 from the European Championships in Madrid, Spain.[4][5] He challenged seven other swimmers on the fifth heat, including top medal favorite Milorad Čavić of Serbia and Montenegro. He raced to fifth place by 0.24 of a second behind France's Frédérick Bousquet in 53.87. Lagoun failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed twenty-sixth overall in the preliminaries.[6][7]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Pavel Lagoun". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 334. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 341. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Swimming – Men's 100m Butterfly Startlist (Heat 5)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  5. ^ "2004 LEN European Aquatics Championships (Madrid, Spain) – Men's 100m Butterfly Semifinals" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Men's 100m Butterfly Heat 5". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  7. ^ Thomas, Stephen (19 August 2004). "Men's 100 Butterfly, Day 6 Prelims: Crocker Blasts Back into Form as Fastest Qualifier; Serdinov and Phelps Right on his Tail". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.

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