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Nataliya Meshcheryakova

Full name: Nataliya Alekseyevna Meshcheryakova
Original name: Наталья Алексеевна Мещерякова
Gender: Female
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: June 1, 1972
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: EUN Unified Team, RUS Russia
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Wife of Vlad Pyshnenko.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Nataliya Meshcheryakova won her only major international title, in the 50 metre freestyle, at her last international tournament, the 1997 European Championships. Meshcheryakova made her international début at the 1992 Olympics, where she won bronze in the medley relay and was sixth in the 50 free. At the 1993 European Championships Meshcheryakova won silver in the medley relay and bronze in the 4x100 freestyle relay while unfortunately placing fourth in both the 50 and 100 freestyles. At the 1994 World Championships Meshcheryakova won silver in the 50 free and was again a member of the bronze medal-winning Russian medley relay team. Meshcheryakova did not medal at the 1996 Olympics, placing eighth in the 50 freestyle and, at the 1997 European Championships, in addition to her 50 freestyle title, she won silver in the medley relay and bronze in the 4x100 freestyle relay. Domestically, Meshcheryakova won the Russian 50 and 100 metre freestyle titles from 1993-97. Meshcheryakova retired from sports at the end of 1997 and later married Vlad Pyshnenko, who won a 4x200 freestyle relay gold at the 1992 Olympics.

Personal Best: 50 m freestyle – 25.10 (1994); 100 m freestyle – 55.58 (1994).

Results

Women's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Final 6 25.47
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Round One Heat Five 4 QU 25.89
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Swimming Russia Final 8 25.88
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Swimming Russia Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 25.73

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Swimming Russia B Final 5 56.17
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Swimming Russia Round One Heat Five 4 QC 56.33

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team EUN Final 4 3:43.68 55.69 55.69
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team EUN Round One Heat Two 3 QU 3:45.06 56.05 56.05
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Swimming Russia RUS Final AC DQ
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Swimming Russia RUS Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:47.33 56.36 3:47.33

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team EUN Final 3 4:06.44 55.48 4:06.44
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Swimming Russia RUS Final 7 4:10.56 55.92 4:10.56
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Swimming Russia RUS Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:10.65 56.46 4:10.65