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Dmitry Volkov

Full name: Dmitry Arkadyevich Volkov
Original name: Дмитрий Аркадьевич Волков
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: March 30, 1966 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union, EUN Unified Team
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Husband of Yelena Volkova.

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Dmitry Volkov, who was the best Soviet breaststroke swimmer at the end of 1980s, took up swimming in 1975 and made the Soviet national team in 1982. Volkov made his international début at the 1984 Friendship Games, where he won gold in the 100 breaststroke and medley relay and silver in the 200 breast. During his career Volkov competed in eight major international tournaments and medaled in every one . He competed at two Olympics, winning a silver in the 1992 medley relay and bronze in the 100 breaststroke and medley relay in 1988. At the World Championships, Volkov won silver in the medley relay in 1991 and bronze in the 100 breaststroke in 1986, while at the European Championships, Volkov won the 1985 200 breaststroke title, medley relay titles in 1987, 1989 and 1991, silver medals in the 100 breaststroke silver in 1987 and 1989 and bronze in the 100 breaststroke in 1985. He also won nine Soviet titles: 50 breast – 1987/89; 100 breast – 1982, 1984-87; 1986 200 breaststroke; and in 1984 medley relay.

Volkov ended his sporting career after the 1992 Olympics and graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University with a banking and financial management degree in 1994. From 1994-96 he worked as the head of customer department of Finex Bank while, from 1996-98, he was the head of customer department and vice-president of ORGRES-BANK. From 1998-2000 Volkov was the advisor to the chairman of the Russian State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports and, since 2001, he has been advisor to the president of the Russian National Olympic Committee. Since 2004 Voklov has been chief editor of the official magazine of the Russian Olympic Committee, The Olympic Russia. He was also the media manager of the Russian 2004 and 2006 Olympic teams. From 1999-2006 Volkov also worked as advisor to Russian State Duma (Russian Parliament) member Valery Kuzin.

Personal Best: 100 m breaststroke – 1:01.74 (1992); 200 m breaststroke – 2:16.38 (1986).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke Unified Team EUN 6
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Unified Team EUN 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union Final 3 1:02.20
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Eight 2 QU 1:02.49
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Final 6 1:02.07
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 1:01.74

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Swimming Soviet Union URS Final 3 3:39.96 1:01.53 1:56.88
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team EUN Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:42.22 54.43 2:52.59
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