Veniamin Tayanovich

Veniamin Igorevich Tayanovich (Russian: Вениамин Игоревич Таянович; born April 6, 1967 in Ufa) is a retired Russian freestyle swimmer.

Veniamin Tayanovich
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing the  Unified Team
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona 4×100 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Representing the  Soviet Union
Silver medal – second place 1991 Perth 4x100 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Perth 4×100 m freestyle
European Championships
Representing the  Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Strasbourg 4×100 m freestyle

Tayanovich is best known for winning the gold medal in the Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle event at the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona, alongside Vladimir Pyshnenko, Dmitry Lepikov, Aleksey Kudryavtsev (heats), Yury Mukhin (heats) and Yevgeny Sadovyi. At the same Olympic Games he also claimed the silver medal with the 4 × 100 m freestyle team, swimming in the qualifying heats.