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Aleksandr Chayev

Full name: Aleksandr Yuryevich Chayev
Original name: Александр Юрьевич Чаев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: March 17, 1962 in Voronezh, Voronezh, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Voronezh, Voronezh (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Aleksandr Chayev started out as a long distance freestyle swimmer but, as he was always under the shadow of the great [Vladimir Salnikov], he decided to switch to shorter distances during the latter part of his career, but not very successfully. Chayev first competed internationally at the 1980 Olympics, where he won a silver medal in the 1,500 behind Salnikov. Chayev competed in only one other international meet, the 1981 European Championships, where he won gold in the 4×200 freestyle relay and was fourth in the 1,500. He was also the 1981 Universiade 1,500 champion. Domestically, at the Soviet championships, Chayev never won a Soviet title, but won five silver medals (1979/81 1,500, 1983 200 free, 1981/83 4×200 free relay) and bronze twice (1985-86 200 free). After his sporting career, Chayev worked as a swimming coach.

Personal Bests\: 200 m freestyle – 1:51.81 (1982); 400 m freestyle – 3:55.53 (1983); 1,500 m freestyle – 15:14.30 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 100m 200m 300m 400m 500m 600m 700m 800m 900m 1000m 1100m 1200m 1300m 1400y 100-300m 400-500m 6-7m 7-8 900-1000 11-13m 1300-1500y
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Final 2 15:14.30 59.53 (3) 2:00.83 (3) 3:01.82 (3) 4:03.13 (3) 5:04.17 (3) 6:05.26 (3) 7:06.37 (3) 8:07.40 (3) 9:08.35 (2) 10:09.44 (2) 11:10.72 (2) 12:11.93 (3) 13:13.07 (2) 14:14.64 (3) 1:01.30 (5) / 1:00.99 (3) 1:01.31 (=4) / 1:01.04 (3) 1:01.09 (4) / 1:01.11 (3) 1:01.03 (4) / 1:00.95 (4) 1:01.09 (=2) / 1:01.28 (4) 1:01.21 (3) / 1:01.14 (2) 1:01.57 (3) / 59.66 (4)
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Swimming Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 1 Q 15:20.68 1:00.24 (2) 2:01.79 (3) 3:02.85 (1) 4:03.97 (1) 5:05.12 (1) 6:06.28 (1) 7:07.34 (1) 8:09.23 (1) 9:11.27 (2) 10:13.12 (2) 11:15.20 (3) 12:16.93 (2) 13:19.41 (1) 14:21.14 (2) 1:01.55 (2) / 1:01.06 (1) 1:01.12 (2) / 1:01.15 (3) 1:01.16 (1) / 1:01.06 (1) 1:01.89 (4) / 1:02.04 (3) 1:01.85 (2) / 1:02.08 (3) 1:01.73 (1) / 1:02.48 (2) 1:01.73 (2) / 59.54 (1)
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