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Vladimir Selkov

Full name: Vladimir Vladimirovich Selkov
Original name: Владимир Владимирович Сельков
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: April 1, 1971 in Berezniki, Perm Kray, Russia
Affiliations: CSKA Volgograd, Volgograd (RUS)
Country: EUN Unified Team, RUS Russia
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 3 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Vladimir Selkov, one of the best backstroke swimmers in the World in the early 1990s, made his international début at the 1989 European Championships, where he won silver in the 200 backstroke. Selkov, who competed at nine major international tournaments during his career, medaled in every one of them. At the Olympics Games, he won three silver medals: 200 back in 1992 and in the medley relay in 1992 and 1996. At the World Championships Selkov won a full set of medals: gold in the 200 backstroke and silver in the medley relay in 1994 and bronze in the 200 backstroke in 1991. At the European Championships Seklov won eight gold medals (100 backstroke – 1995; 200 backstroke – 1993, 1995, 1997; medley relay – 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997), silver thrice (100 backstroke – 1993; 200 backstroke – 1989, 1991) and one bronze in the 1997 100 metre backstroke. Domestically, Selkov won the Soviet 200 backstroke title in 1989, 100 backstroke title in 1991 and Russian 100 and 200 backstroke titles from 1993-97. After ending his competitive career in 1998, Selkov worked as a swimming coach in his native Perm Kray, also serving as vice-president of the Perm Kray swimming federation.

Personal Best: 100 m backstroke – 55.34 (1995); 200 m backstroke – 1:57.42 (1994).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Unified Team EUN 5
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke Unified Team EUN 2 Silver
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Unified Team EUN 2 Silver
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Russia RUS 17 QC
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Men's 200 metres Backstroke Russia RUS 17 QC
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Russia RUS 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Final 5 55.49
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Round One Heat Five 2 QU 55.72
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Russia Round One Heat Five 4 QC 55.87

Men's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Final 2 1:58.87
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:59.81
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Russia Round One Heat Five 4 QC 2:01.32

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team EUN Final 2 3:38.56 55.50 55.50
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team EUN Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:42.22 56.29 56.29
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Swimming Russia RUS Final 2 3:37.55 55.53 55.53
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