Vyacheslav Titarenko

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Vyacheslav Titarenko
Personal information
Nickname(s) Vyacheslav Vladimirovich Titarenko
Nationality  Kazakhstan
Born (1978-06-08) 8 June 1978 (age 36)
Karagandy, Kazakh SSR
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, butterfly

Vyacheslav Vladimirovich Titarenko (Kazakh: Вячеслав Владимирович Титаренко; born June 8, 1978 in Karagandy) is a retired Kazakhstani swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] He is a single-time Olympian (2004), and a top 16 finalist in the 100 m butterfly at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea (58.22).[2]

Titarenko qualified for the men's 100 m freestyle, as Kazakhstan's oldest swimmer (aged 26), at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He achieved a FINA B-standard of 51.91 from the Kazakhstan Open Championships in Almaty.[3] He challenged seven other swimmers in heat three, including five-time Olympian Carl Probert of Fiji. He raced to sixth place in 52.09, just 0.18 of a second off his entry time. Titarenko failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed fifty-first overall out of 71 swimmers in the preliminaries.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vyacheslav Titarenko". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Asian Games: Japan, China Win Three Apiece on Day Four". Swimming World Magazine. 4 October 2002. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 3)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 3". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Men’s 100 Freestyle Prelims Day 4: Lezak, Crocker Fail to Qualify. Hoogie Best with 48.70". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 19 April 2013.