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Gennady Nikolayev

Full name: Gennady Nikolayevich Nikolayev
Original name: Геннадий Николаевич Николаев
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: July 8, 1936 in Aşgabat, Ahal, Turkmenistan
Died: June 5, 2013 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Gennady Nikolayev found his fame in the 4×200 freestyle relay, as all of his international medals and Soviet titles were won in this event. He also swam his only world record in the 4×200 free relay when, just a month before the 1956 Olympics, he and Vitaly Sorokin, Vladimir Struzhanov and Boris Nik'it'ini set a world record of 8:24.5. At the 1956 Olympic Games Nikolayev won bronze and, at the 1958 European Championships, he won gold in the 4×200 relay. Nikolayev was Soviet 4×200 relay champion four times (1957-58, 1960, 1962) and won two individual silvers at the Soviet championships, in 1957 in the 100 free and in 1960 in the 400 free.

Personal Bests: 100 m freestyle – 57.6 (1957); 200 m freestyle – 2:05.6 (1957); 400 m freestyle – 4:35.1 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 24 Roma Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 8

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 3 8:34.7 2:09.0 6:28.0
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Two 2 QU 8:39.5 2:08.8 4:20.4
1960 Summer 24 Roma Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 8 8:32.2 2:08.0 4:18.3
1960 Summer 24 Roma Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat One 3 QU 8:30.6 2:08.0 4:15.7
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