Yevgeny Sadovyi

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Yevgeny Sadovyi
Medal record
Men's swimming
Competitor for the Unified Team
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona 200 m freestyle
Gold 1992 Barcelona 400 m freestyle
Gold 1992 Barcelona 4×200 m freestyle
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
European Championships (LC)
Gold 1991 Athens 400 m freestyle
Gold 1991 Athens 4×200 m freestyle
Competitor for  Russia
Gold 1993 Sheffield 4×100 m freestyle
Gold 1993 Sheffield 4×200 m freestyle
Silver 1993 Sheffield 200 m freestyle
Yevgeny Sadovyi at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Yevgeny Viktorovich Sadovyi (Russian: Евгений Викторович Садовый; born 19 January 1973) is a retired Russian freestyle swimmer who won three gold medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona and was subsequently chosen by Swimming World magazine as the Male World Swimmer of the Year.

Career[edit]

Born in Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast, Sadovyi started swimming at age six. In 1981 his family moved to Volgograd, and two years later the young Yevgeny started to train for international competitions.

In 1991 at the European Championship in Athens he was gold medallist in the 400 m and 4×200 m relay, both freestyle.

In 1992 at Barcelona, the 19 year old Sadovyi revealed as the strongest swimmer of the Olympic games, winning three gold medals and setting two world records in the 400 m freestyle and 4×200 m freestyle relay for his team. He missed the Giorgio Lamberti's world record in the 200 m freestyle race by a 0.01 second, but cut 1.47 seconds off Kieren Perkins' record in the 400 m, beating the same Australian swimmer.

In 1993 Sadovyi was second in the 200 m freestyle at the European Championship in Sheffield, plus two other golds in freestyle relays. He retired in September, 1996.

Personal bests[edit]

In long-course swimming pools Sadovyi's personal bests are:

  • 200 m freestyle: 1:46.70
  • 400 m freestyle: 3:45.00

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References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Tamás Darnyi
World Swimmer of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
Károly Güttler
Preceded by
Tamás Darnyi
European Swimmer of the Year
1992
Succeeded by
Károly Güttler