Uladzimir Zhyharau

Uladzimir Henadzievich Zhyharau (Belarusian: Уладзімір Генадзьевіч Жыгараў; born June 12, 1992 in Minsk) is a Belarusian swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle events.[1][2] Zhyharau qualified for the men's 1500 m freestyle, as a member of the Belarusian swimming team, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by attaining a B-standard entry time of 15:28.22.[3] He challenged six other swimmers on the first heat, including 17-year-old Jan Micka of the Czech Republic and two-time Olympian Ediz Yıldırımer of Turkey. Zhyharau finished the heat in sixth place by nearly fourteen seconds behind Bulgaria's Ventsislav Aydarski, recording the second-slowest time of 15:48.67. Zhyharau failed to advance into the final, as he placed thirtieth overall in the preliminaries.[4]

Uladzimir Zhyharau
Personal information
Full nameUladzimir Henadzievich Zhyharau
Nationality Belarus
Born (1992-06-12) 12 June 1992 (age 30)
Minsk, Belarus
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)


  1. ^ "Uladzimir Zhyharau". London 2012. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Uladzimir Zhyharau". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Qualifying Athletes – Men's 1500 m freestyle" (PDF). FINA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's 1500m Freestyle Heat 1". London 2012. Archived from the original on 9 December 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.

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