Oleksandr Sydorenko

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Oleksandr Sydorenko
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Aleksandr Sidorenko (1980)
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Sidorenko
Nickname(s) Sidor
Nationality  Ukraine
Born (1960-05-27) 27 May 1960 (age 57)
Mariupol, USSR (now Ukraine)
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Individual medley

Oleksandr Sydorenko (born 27 May 1960 in Mariupol; also known as Aleksandr Sidorenko) is a former individual medley swimmer from the USSR. He won the 400 m individual medley at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[1]

He won a gold medal at the 1981 European Aquatics Championships in Split, and at the 1982 World Aquatics Championships in Guayaquil in the 200-metre individual medley.[2]

At the 1983 Summer Universiade in Edmonton, he won a silver medal in the 200-metre individual medley.[3]

Between 1977 and 1986 he became the USSR champion 20 times. In 1982 he married the bronze medal-winner of the 1980 Olympic Games, Yelena Kruglova.

He was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples (USSR)

He worked from 1987 to 2014 as the manager of the water polo team "Ilyichevets."

Now retired and working as a volunteer in the water Polo Federation of the city of Mariupol


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Preceded by
Canada Graham Smith
Men's 200 metres individual medley
world record holder (long course)

9 July 1978 – 2 August 1978
Succeeded by
United States Steve Lundquist