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Serhiy Fesenko

Full name: Serhiy Leonidovych Fesenko
Original name: Сергій Леонідович Фесенко
Other name(s): Sergey Leonidovich Fesenko, Сергей Леонидович Фесенко
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: January 29, 1959 in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Affiliations: Lokomotiv Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Father of Serhiy Fesenko.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Ukrainian Serhiy Fesenko was equally strong in both butterfly and individual medley swimming and represented the Soviet Union in both styles at major international tournaments. Fesenko made his international début at the 1977 European Championships, where he won the 400 IM, a feat he also repeated at the 1981 European Championships. Next Fesenko competed at the 1978 World Championships, where he won silver in the 400 IM. At the 1980 Olympics Fesenko won gold in the 200 butterfly and silver in the 400 individual medley. At the 1981 European Championships, in addition to his 400 IM title, Fesenko won bronze in the 200 fly. At the 1982 World Championships he won silver in the 200 fly and bronze in the 400 IM. At the 1983 European Championships Fesenko won silver in the 200 butterfly before making his last international appearance at the 1984 Friendship Games, again winning silver in the 200 fly. Fesenko won the European Cup 200 butterfly in 1979 and 1981 and the 400 IM in 1982. He was also the Universiade champion in 200 butterfly in 1981 and 1983 and won the IM double in 1981. Domestically, Fesenko won six Soviet titles: 200 fly – 1979, 1981, 1983; 400 IM – 1977-78, 1982. After finishing his sporting career in 1984, Fesenko worked as a swimming coach in his native Ukraine. He also became the vice-president of Kyiv City Swimming Federation. His sons Serhiy and Kyrylo were also competitive swimmers.

Personal Best: 100 m butterfly – 56.95 (1980); 200 m butterfly – 1:59.52 (1984); 200 m individual medley – 2:06.34 (1981); 400 m individual medley – 4:22.10 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Swimming Men's 200 metres Butterfly Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Swimming Men's 400 metres Individual Medley Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's 200 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Final 1 1:59.76
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:00.20

Men's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Final 2 4:23.43
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Three 2 QU 4:28.18
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