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Leonid Ilyichov

Full name: Leonid Georgiyevich Ilyichov
Original name: Леонид Георгиевич Ильичёв
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: January 30, 1948 in Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Leonid Ilyichov was the best Soviet freestyle sprinter of the 1960s. During his career, Ilyichov competed at the 1966 and 1970 European Championships and 1968 Olympics, winning one individual and eight relay medals at those championships. His only individual medal came at the 1966 European Championships, where he won silver in the 100 free. At that event he also won 4x200 free relay and medley relay titles, as well as a 4x100 free relay silver. At the 1968 Olympic Games Ilyichov won silver in the 4x100 free relay and bronze in the 4x200 relay and medley relay. He was also fifth in the 100 freestyle at the 1968 Olympics. At the 1970 European Championships Ilyichov won his third European title, in the 4x100 freestyle relay, with a bronze in the medley relay, also placing fourth in the 100 free. Domestically, Ilyichov won 12 Soviet titles: 100 freestyle: 1965-70; 200 freestyle: 1966-69; 4x100 free relay in 1969; and 4x200 free relay in 1965. Ilyichov retired from swimming in 1971 and later worked as a swimming coach in Moscow.

Personal Best: 100 m freestyle – 53.3 (1967); 200 m freestyle – 1:56.9 (1967).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Soviet Union URS 5
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Freestyle Soviet Union URS 2 h6 r1/2
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Final 5 53.8
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 53.8
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Three 1 QU 54.9

Men's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Six 2 2:01.3

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 2 3:34.2 52.6 3:34.2
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:37.8 54.4 54.4

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle 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 8:01.6 1:57.6 8:01.6
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Three 1 QU 8:07.6 2:00.9 8:07.6

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 52.7 4:00.7
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