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Nina Zhivanevskaya

Full name: Nina Alexandrovna Zhivanevskaya Ilichiova
Other name(s): Нина Александровна Живаневская
Gender: Female
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: June 24, 1977 in Samara, Samara, Russia
Affiliations: Club Valenciano de Natacion / Armiya Rossii, Samara
Country: EUN Unified Team, RUS Russia, ESP Spain
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

As a 15-year-old, Nina Zhivanevskaya made her international début at the 1992 Olympics, winning bronze as a member of the Unified Team’s medley relay team. After the fall of Soviet Union, Zhivanevskaya represented Russia until 1999, when she married a Spanish citizen and represented Spain for the remainder of her career. For more than a decade Zhivanevskaya was considered one of the world’s top female backstroke sprinters. In addition to her 1992 Olympic bronze, she won another bronze at the 2000 Olympics in the 100 back. At the World Championships Zhivanevskaya won a full set of medals: gold in the 2003 50 metre backstroke, silver in the 1994 100 backstroke, and bronze in the 1994 medley relay. At the European Championships Zhivanevskaya won four gold medals (50/100/200 backstroke in 2000 and the 50 backstroke in 2003), seven silver medals (100 backstroke and medley relay in 1993; 50/100 backstroke in 1999; 200 backstroke in 2002; and the 50 backstroke in 2004/2008) and five bronze medalss (200 backstroke and 4x100 free relay in 1993 and 100 backstroke in 1995, 2004 and 2008). She also won both the 100 and 200 backstroke events at the 2001 Mediterranean Games. Zhivanevskaya retired from sports after the 2008 Olympics.

Personal Best: 50 m backstroke – 28.11 (2008); 100 m backstroke – 1:00.29 (2008); 200 m backstroke – 2:09.53 (2000).

Results

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T RT L
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Final 7 1:02.36
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:02.25
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Swimming Russia B Final 1 1:02.38
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Swimming Russia Round One Heat Three 4 QC 1:02.94
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Spain Final 3 1:00.89
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Spain Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 1:01.41
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Spain Round One Heat Four 3 QU 1:01.97
2004 Summer 27 Athina Swimming Spain Final 5 1:01.12
2004 Summer 27 Athina Swimming Spain Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 QU 1:01.19
2004 Summer 27 Athina Swimming Spain Round One Heat Six 2 QU 1:01.75
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Swimming Spain Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 1:00.50 0.63 1
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Swimming Spain Round One Heat Five 5 QU 1:00.54 0.58 6

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team B Final 6 2:17.61
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team Round One Heat Six 5 QC 2:14.34
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Swimming Russia Final 8 2:14.59
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Swimming Russia Round One Heat Three 1 QU 2:13.32
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Spain Final 6 2:12.75
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Spain Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 2:11.93
2000 Summer 23 Sydney Swimming Spain Round One Heat Five 2 QU 2:11.60

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS RT L
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team EUN Final 3 4:06.44 1:02.54 1:02.54
1992 Summer 15 Barcelona Swimming Unified Team EUN Round One Heat One 1 QU 4:10.37 1:02.24 1:02.24
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Swimming Russia RUS Final 7 4:10.56 1:02.08 1:02.08
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Swimming Russia RUS Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:10.65 1:02.40 1:02.40
2004 Summer 27 Athina Swimming Spain ESP Final 7 4:07.61 1:01.29 1:01.29
2004 Summer 27 Athina Swimming Spain ESP Round One Heat Two 4 QU 4:06.90 1:01.08 1:01.08
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Swimming Spain ESP Round One Heat One 8 4:06.40 1:00.77 1:00.77 0.65 7
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