Full name: Aleksandr Yuryevich Chayev
Original name: Александр Юрьевич Чаев
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: March 17, 1962 in Voronezh, Voronezh, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Voronezh, Voronezh (RUS)
Country: Soviet Union
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Aleksandr Chayev started out as a long distance freestyle swimmer but, as he was always under the shadow of the great [Vladimir Salnikov], he decided to switch to shorter distances during the latter part of his career, but not very successfully. Chayev first competed internationally at the 1980 Olympics, where he won a silver medal in the 1,500 behind Salnikov. Chayev competed in only one other international meet, the 1981 European Championships, where he won gold in the 4×200 freestyle relay and was fourth in the 1,500. He was also the 1981 Universiade 1,500 champion. Domestically, at the Soviet championships, Chayev never won a Soviet title, but won five silver medals (1979/81 1,500, 1983 200 free, 1981/83 4×200 free relay) and bronze twice (1985-86 200 free). After his sporting career, Chayev worked as a swimming coach.
Personal Bests\: 200 m freestyle – 1:51.81 (1982); 400 m freestyle – 3:55.53 (1983); 1,500 m freestyle – 15:14.30 (1980).
|1980 Summer||18||Moskva||Swimming||Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle||Soviet Union||URS||2||Silver|
|1980 Summer||18||Moskva||Swimming||Soviet Union||Final||2||15:14.30|
|1980 Summer||18||Moskva||Swimming||Soviet Union||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||15:20.68|