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Viktor Aboimov

Full name: Viktor Andreyevich Aboimov
Original name: Виктор Андреевич Абоимов
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: September 14, 1949 in Quaraghandy, Quaraghandy, Kazakhstan
Affiliations: Spartak Quaraghandy, Quaraghandy (KAZ)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Viktor Aboimov was a freestyle swimmer from Kazakhstan, who won all his international medals in relay races. During his career Aboimov competed at the 1972 Olympics, the 1973 and 1975 World Championships and the 1970 and 1974 European Championships and he medaled as a member of various Soviet relay teams in every one of them except at the 1970 European Championships. Aboimov won silver at the 1972 Olympics in the 4x100 free relay, another in the 4x100 free relay at the 1973 World Championships, again in the 4x200 free relay at the 1974 European Championships, and bronze in the 4x200 free relay at the 1975 World Championships. Domestically, Aboimov won only one medal at the Soviet championships, bronze in the 200 free in 1973. After finishing his sporting career, Aboimov worked as a swimming coach in his native Kazakhstan. Beginning in 1986, he was the head of Dynamo Almaty aquatics section and, in 1991, he began working with the Kazakh Ministry of Tourism and Sports, serving as chairman of their Physical Culture and Sports Committee beginning in 2006.

Personal Best: 100 m freestyle – 52.75 (1972); 200 m freestyle – 1:55.45 (1974); 400 m freestyle – 4:17.04 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Soviet Union URS 5 h6 r1/2
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 4

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Six 5 4:17.04

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 2 3:29.72 52.75 2:38.14
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:32.72 52.84 2:38.72

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Two 3 QU 7:51.44 1:58.92 1:58.92

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 22 München Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:56.57 52.79 3:56.56