Kreshnik Gjata

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Kreshnik Gjata
Personal information
Nationality  Albania
Born (1983-06-23) 23 June 1983 (age 31)
Pogradec, Albania
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Kreshnik Gjata (born June 23, 1983 in Pogradec) is a retired Albanian swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] Gjata qualified for the men's 50 m freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by receiving a Universality place from FINA, in an entry time of 26.64.[2] He challenged seven other swimmers in heat three, including 16-year-old Chris Hackel of Mauritius. He posted a lifetime best of 26.61 to earn a fourth spot by a 1.28-second margin behind winner Hackel. Gjata failed to advance into the semifinals, as he shared a sixty-fifth place tie with Kyrgyzstan's Semen Danilov in the preliminaries.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Kreshnik Gjata". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 3)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 3". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 20 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Stephen (19 August 2004). "Men’s 50 Freestyle Prelims Day 6: Hall Splashes a Hot 22.04, Fastest Qualifier; Lezak Makes This One but Popov, Hoogie Bow Out". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2013.