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Boris Nik'it'ini

Full name: Boris Nik'it'ini
Original name: ბორის ნიკიტინი
Other name(s): Boris Vasilyevich Nikitini, Борис Васильевич Никитин
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: March 5, 1938 in Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: October 20, 1984 in Ikve, Unknown, Georgia
Affiliations: Dynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Boris Nik'it'ini was the best Soviet middle distance freestyle swimmer at the end of the 1950s. Nik'it'ini rose into fame in 1956 when he won his first Soviet 4×100 freestyle relay title and was a member of the Soviet 4×200 relay team that set a world record of 8:24.5 just a month before the 1956 Olympics. At the Olympics itself, however, Nik'it'ini and the Soviet 4×200 freestyle relay team were less successful, finishing only in third place behind Australia (who broke the world record), and the United States, with a time 10 seconds slower than the world record they had set a month earlier. At the 1958 European Championships Nik'it'ini won gold in the 4×200 free relay and silver in the 400 freestyle. Domestically, Nik'it'ini won six Soviet titles (1956-60: 400 freestyle; 1957: 1500 freestyle) and two bronze medals at the Soviet championships (1958: 1500 freestyle; 1963: 400 IM).

Personal Bests: 200 m freestyle – 2:06.7 (1956); 400 m freestyle – 4:30.1 (1957); 800 m freestyle – 9:32.8 (1958); 1500 m freestyle – 18:25.2 (1957); 400 m individual medley – 5:07.1 (1963).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Soviet Union URS 5 h4 r1/2
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 22 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 8

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Four 5 4:42.8

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 3 8:34.7 2:06.7 8:34.7
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Two 2 QU 8:39.5 2:08.7 8:39.5
1960 Summer 22 Roma Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 8 8:32.2 2:06.9 8:32.2
1960 Summer 22 Roma Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 3 QU 8:30.6 2:06.8 8:30.6
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