Maxim Podoprigora

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Maxim Podoprigora
Maxim Podoprigora Wien 6-2008a.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Ukraine
Born (1978-04-18) April 18, 1978 (age 36)
Kiev, Ukraine
Height 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight 187 lbs (85 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club ASV Wien

Maxim Podoprigora (born April 18, 1978 in Kiev, Ukraine)[1] is an Olympic breaststroke swimmer from Austria. He has swum for Austria at 3 Olympics (2000, 2004 and 2008[2]) swimming the 200 breaststroke at all 3 and the 100 breaststroke in 2004.[2][3]

He swims for Vienna Swim Club (ASV Wien) and studied at the University of Vienna, both in Vienna, Austria.[2] He serves in the Austrian Army.[2]

His primary event is the 200 breaststroke.[4] In 2001, he garnered a silver medal at the World Championships in the event, in an Austrian Record of 2:11.09. In 2000, he won a bronze medal at the European Championships in the 200 breaststroke. At the European Short Course Championships, he has won medales in the event in: 1998 (bronze), 2001 (gold) and 2002 (silver).

He is Jewish.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Podoprigora's entry from sports-reference.com; retrieved 2012-03-29.
  2. ^ a b c d "2008 Beijing Summer Olympics | Maxim PODOPRIGORA Profile & Bio, Photos & Videos". 2008.nbcolympics.com. April 18, 1978. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Podoprigora, Maxim". Jewsinsports.org. April 18, 1978. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Swimming – Maxim Podoprigora (Austria): season totals". The-sports.org. Retrieved November 10, 2011.