23 June 1983 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
Kreshnik Gjata (born June 23, 1983 in Pogradec) is a retired Albanian swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events. 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. 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.
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