Andres Olvik

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Andres Olvik
Personal information
Nationality  Estonia
Born (1986-04-16) 16 April 1986 (age 28)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club Kalevi Ujumiskool

Andres Olvik (born April 16, 1986 in Tallinn) is an Estonian swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events.[1] He set a long-course Estonian record of 2:02.67 in the men's 200 m backstroke at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.[2] He also won two gold medals in the same discipline at the 2011 Baltic Swimming Championships in Riga, Latvia.

Olvik qualified for the men's 200 m backstroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by clearing a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:03.12 from Baltic State Multi-Nations Meet in Riga, Latvia.[3] He challenged six other swimmers on the second heat, including three-time Olympian Květoslav Svoboda of the Czech Republic. He rounded out the field to last place by seven hundredths of a second (0.07) behind Ukraine's Oleksandr Isakov with a slowest time of 2:03.66. Olvik failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed fortieth overall in the preliminary heats.[4]

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  1. ^ "Andres Olvik". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 European Aquatics Championships (Debrecen, Hungary) – Men's 200m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 200m Backstroke" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 26. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's 200m Backstroke Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 

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