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Gennady Prigoda

Full name: Gennady Sergeyevich Prigoda
Original name: Геннадий Сергеевич Пригода
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 1, 1965 in Rostov-na-Donu, Rostov, Russia
Affiliations: SKA Kuybyshev
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Gennady Prigoda was the top Soviet/Russian sprinter before the emergence of Aleksandr Popov. During his career, Prigoda won four Olympic medals – silvers in 4×100 freestyle relay at both the 1988 and 1992 Olympics, individual bronze in the 50 free at the 1988 Olympics and medley relay bronze in 1988. At the World Championships, Prigoda won a 4×100 freestyle relay silver (1986) and bronze (1991) and a bronze in the 1991 50 free. At the European Championships, Prigoda won two golds (1987 in medley relay and 1991 in 4×100 freestyle relay), two silvers, both in the 50 free (1987, 1991), and a 1987 4×100 m freestyle relay bronze. Domestically Prigoda was a 10-time Soviet champion – in 50 free (1986, 1988, 1991), 100 freestyle (1988), 4×100 freestyle relay (1985-87), 4×200 free relay (1985-86) and the medley relay (1985). Prigoda finished his sporting career after the 1992 Olympics. He now owns a travelling company and after receiving a pedagogy degree from Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, St. Petersburg in 2004, he has worked as a professor of management with his alma mater.

Personal Best: 50 m freestyle – 22.44 (1991); 100 m freestyle – 49.75 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Soviet Union URS 4
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle Unified Team EUN 7
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Unified Team EUN 8
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Unified Team EUN 2 Silver

Men's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union Final 3 22.71
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 22.57
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Final 7 22.54
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Round One Heat Ten 2 QU 22.57

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union Final 4 49.75
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Ten 2 QU 50.13
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Final 8 50.25
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Round One Heat Ten 4 QU 50.00

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 2 3:18.33 50.24 50.24
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team EUN Final 2 3:17.56 50.05 1:39.97

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 3 3:39.96 49.74 3:39.96