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Volodymyr Tkachenko

Full name: Volodymyr Valentynovych Tkachenko
Original name: Володимир Валентинович Ткаченко
Other name(s): Vladimir Valentinovich Tkachenko, Владимир Валентинович Ткаченко
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: June 28, 1965 in Cherkasy, Cherkasy, Ukraine
Affiliations: VS Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ukrainian sprinter Volodymyr Tkachenko had quite a long career in the international arena, more than 10 years. During that time he competed at the 1988 Olympics, where he won silver in the 4x100 freestyle relay, the 1991 World Championships, where he won bronze in the same event, and at six European Championships (1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993), winning 50 freestyle gold in 1989, 4x100 free relay gold in 1983, 50 freestyle bronze in 1991, and 4x100 freestyle relay bronze in 1987. Domestically, Tkachenko won nine Soviet titles – three in 100 free (1985, 1987, 1990), two in the 4x100 free relay (1983-84), two in the medley relay (1987-88), one in the 1987 50 free, and one in the 1988 4x50 freestyle relay.

Personal Best: 50 m freestyle – 22.64 (1989); 100 m freestyle – 49.52 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 50 metres Freestyle Soviet Union URS 6
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union Final 6 22.88
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 22.81

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 49.52 3:18.33
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union URS Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:19.89 49.83 3:19.89