Aleksey Markovsky

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Aleksey Markovsky
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Markovsky in 2005
Personal information
Born (1957-05-17) 17 May 1957 (age 60)
Kurgan, Kurgan Oblast, Russia, USSR
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Sport Swimming
Club Lokomotiv Moscow

Aleksey Viktorovich Markovsky (Russian: Алексей Викторович Марковский; born 17 May 1957) is a retired Russian swimmer who won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay at the 1980 Summer Olympics; he finished eighth in the 100 m butterfly event at the same Olympics.[1] After the games, between 1981 and 1986 (aged 24–29) he won ten medals at the World and European Championships, mostly in relay events.[2] He missed the 1984 Summer Olympics that were boycotted by the Soviet Union, and took part in the Friendship Games instead.

He graduated from the Ural State University of Physical Culture in Chelyabinsk.[3] After retiring from swimming, between 1988 and 1992 he was the head coach of the junior Soviet swimming team.[4]