Vladimir Dyatchin

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Vladimir Dyatchin
Medal record
Men’s swimming
Competitor for  Russia
World Championships
Gold 2003 Barcelona 10 km open water
Gold 2007 Melbourne 10 km open water
Silver 2001 Fukuoka 10 km open water
Silver 2011 Shanghai 25 km open water
Bronze 2003 Barcelona 5 km open water
Bronze 2009 Rome 25 km open water
European Championships
Gold 2002 Berlin 10 km open water
World Open Water Championships
Bronze 2010 Roberval 10 km open water

Vladimir Fyodorovich Dyatchin (Russian: Владимир Фёдорович Дятчин) (born 14 October 1982 in Lipetsk) is a Russian long distance swimmer. He won the 10 km open water at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships despite suffering 10-inch long lacerations on both of sides of his rib cage, caused by a jellyfish sting.[1]

In 2007 he was voted as Swimming World's Open Water Swimmer of the Year.

Preceded by
Germany Thomas Lurz
Swimming World Open Water Swimmer of the Year
Succeeded by
Netherlands Maarten van der Weijden


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