Denys Sylantyev

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Denys Sylantyev
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Denys Sylantyev in 2010
Personal information
Nationality  Ukraine
Born (1976-10-03) 3 October 1976 (age 37)
Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly
Club Spartak, Zaporozhye
Spartak Kyiv

Denys Olegovich Sylantyev (Ukrainian: Денис Олегович Силантьев; born 3 October 1976) is a Ukrainian politician and retired swimmer. He competed at four consecutive Olympics between 1996 and 2008 and who won a silver medal in the 200 m butterfly in 2000. At the next Olympics he was the flag bearer for Ukraine.

He won the Mare Nostrum circuit three times: 2000, 2001 and 2002. In 1998 he was named European Swimmer of the Year.

Sylantyev retired from competitions shortly after the 2008 Olympics and focused on politics and development of sport in Ukraine.


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Preceded by
Emiliano Brembilla
Swimming World's
European Swimmer of the Year

Succeeded by
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mare Nostrum Series
Overall Winner

2000 – 2002
Succeeded by
Martina Moravcová