Yana Klochkova

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Yana Klochkova
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Personal information
Full name Yana Oleksandrivna Klochkova
Яна Олександрівна Клочкова
Nickname(s) Gold fish
Nationality  Ukraine
Born (1982-08-07) 7 August 1982 (age 32)
Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kilograms (154 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, individual medley
Club Dynamo (Ukraine)
Coach Nina Kozhukh
Oleksandr Kozhukh

Yana Oleksandrivna Klochkova (Ukrainian: Яна Олександрівна Клочкова; born 7 August 1982 in Simferopol) is a Ukrainian swimmer, who has won five Olympic medals in her career, with four of them being gold. She is Master of Sports[citation needed], World Class and the only multi gold medal holder (more than two)[citation needed] in Ukraine.

Her gold medals came in the 200 meter individual medley and the 400 meter individual medley at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics; her silver medal came in the 800 meter freestyle at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She has also won ten titles at swimming's world championships, nineteen European championship titles. She currently holds the short-course world record in the 400 meter individual medley. Her 400 m individual medley world record was broken by American Katie Hoff at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne. In 2003 she won four golds at the Summer Universiade in South Korea. She was also awarded the Hero of Ukraine medal. In 2004, she was named by Swimming World magazine as the World Female Swimmer of the Year.

Titles[edit]

Yana Klochkova's titles include:

Olympic Champion[edit]

World Champion, Long Course[edit]

World Champion, Short Course[edit]

  • 1999, Hong Kong: 400 m individual medley
  • 2000, Athens: 200 m individual medley
  • 2000, Athens: 400 m individual medley
  • 2002, Moscow: 400 m freestyle
  • 2002, Moscow: 200 m individual medley
  • 2002, Moscow: 400 m individual medley

European Champion, Long Course[edit]

  • 1999, Istanbul: 200 m individual medley
  • 1999, Istanbul: 400 m individual medley
  • 2000, Helsinki: 400 m freestyle
  • 2000, Helsinki: 200 m individual medley
  • 2000, Helsinki: 400 m individual medley
  • 2002, Berlin: 400 m freestyle
  • 2002, Berlin: 200 m individual medley
  • 2002, Berlin: 400 m individual medley
  • 2004, Madrid: 200 m individual medley
  • 2004, Madrid: 400 m individual medley

European Champion, Short Course[edit]

  • 1999, Lisbon: 400 m freestyle
  • 1999, Lisbon: 800 m freestyle
  • 1999, Lisbon: 200 m individual medley
  • 1999, Lisbon: 400 m individual medley
  • 2000, Valencia: 200 m individual medley
  • 2000, Valencia: 400 m individual medley
  • 2001, Antwerp: 200 m individual medley
  • 2002, Riesa: 200 m individual medley
  • 2002, Riesa: 400 m individual medley

Universiade Champion, Long Course[edit]

  • 2003, Daegu: 200 m freestyle
  • 2003, Daegu: 200 m butterfly
  • 2003, Daegu: 200 m individual medley
  • 2003, Daegu: 400 m individual medley
  • 2007, Bangkok: 400 m individual medley

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Sydney Swimming". Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  2. ^ "2004 Olympic Games swimming results". CNN. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  3. ^ "2002 World Championships - Short Course Swim Rankings results". Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  4. ^ "5th FINA World Swimming Championships". Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
China Chen Yan
World Record Holder
Women's 400 Individual Medley

16 September 2000 – 1 April 2007
Succeeded by
United States Katie Hoff
Preceded by
China Dai Guohong
World Record Holder
Women's 400 Individual Medley (25 m)

20 January 2002 – 9 April 2008
Succeeded by
Zimbabwe Kirsty Coventry
Awards
Preceded by
Germany Hannah Stockbauer
Swimming World's World Swimmer of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Australia Leisel Jones
Preceded by
Germany Hannah Stockbauer
Swimming World's European Swimmer of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Poland Otylia Jędrzejczak
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Denys Sylantyev
Flagbearer for  Ukraine
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Roman Gontiuk