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Yuriy Hromak

Full name: Yuriy Petrovych Hromak
Original name: Юрій Петрович Громак
Other name(s): Yury Petrovich Gromak, Юрий Петрович Громак
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: March 26, 1948 in Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine
Affiliations: Dynamo Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In 1966 Yuriy Hromak, a young and practically unknown backstroke swimmer from Ukraine, surprised everyone by winning the 200 metre backstroke at the 1966 European Championships. Before the 1966 European Championships, Hromak had won only four bronze medals at the Soviet Championships (1966 in 100 back and 1964-66 in 200 back). In 1967 Hromak won his only two Soviet titles, capturing both the 100 and 200 back. In 1968 Hromak won silver in the 100 metre backstroke at the Soviet Championships and competed at the 1968 Olympics, where he reached the semifinals of the 100 backstroke and won bronze as a member of the Soviet medley relay team. In 1969 Hromak won his last major medal, silver in 100 m backstroke, at the Soviet championships and retired from swimming when he was not selected for the Soviet 1970 European Championships team.

Personal Best: 100 m backstroke – 1:01.3 (1967); 200 m backstroke – 2:12.9 (1966).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Soviet Union URS 4 h1 r2/3
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 4 1:02.4
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:03.2

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 3 4:00.7 1:02.9 1:02.9
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