Yuri Kudinov

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Yuri Kudinov
Medal record
Men's swimming
Competitor for  Russia and  Kazakhstan
World Championships
Gold 2001 Fukuoka 25 km open water
Gold 2003 Barcelona 25 km open water
Gold 2007 Melbourne 25 km open water
European Championships
Gold 2002 Berlin 25 km open water

Yuri (Yury) Kudinov (Russian: Юрий Кудинов) (born 27 February 1979 in Volgograd) is a long distance swimmer from Russia.[1]

In 2007 he narrowly missed the world record for the fastest swim across the English Channel when he was beaten by Petar Stoychev. His time of 7 h 06 min remains one of the fastest swims ever recorded, but was not enough to beat Petar's 6 h 57 min set on the same day (24 August 2007).[2]

Earlier in the year (25 March 2007), Yuri beat Petar in the 25 km at the Open Water World Championships, a race which he won in a time of 5 h 16 min 45 s, with Petar coming in 6th with a time of 5 h 22 min 55 s.[3]

He swam for the Kazakhstan National Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4]