Alexandr Sukhorukov

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Alexandr Sukhorukov
Personal information
Full name Alexandr Nikolayevich Sukhorukov
National team  Russia
Born (1988-02-22) 22 February 1988 (age 29)
Ukhta, Komi Republic, Russia
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Alexandr Nikolayevich Sukhorukov (Russian: Александр Николаевич Сухоруков, born 22 February 1988) is a Russian competitive swimmer who specializes in freestyle events. He competed in the 200 m freestyle and 4 × 200 m freestyle relay at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and won a silver medal in the relay in 2008.[1]

Sukhorukov in Kazan

Early life and education[edit]

Sukhorukov learned swimming from his mother, Svetlana, a professional swimming coach, and started systematic training at age 14 under Oleg Litvinenko and Sergei Fyodorov. In 2004 he was selected for the national team. After graduating from the Ukhta Technical University he moved to Saint Petersburg.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2016, Sukhorukov became engaged to his girlfriend of three years, Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Margarita Mamun.[3]