Andres Olvik

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Andres Olvik
Personal information
Full name Andres Olvik
National team  Estonia
Born (1986-04-16) 16 April 1986 (age 30)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Kalevi Ujumiskool

Andres Olvik (born April 16, 1986) is an Estonian swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events.[1] He represented his nation Estonia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and has won two gold medals in a backstroke double (100 and 200 m) at the 2011 Baltic Championships in Riga, Latvia. Apart from his medal treasury, he also set a long-course Estonian record in the 200 m backstroke (2:02.67) at the 2012 European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.[2] Olvik currently trains for the Estonian national team, while coaching numerous age groups at Kalev Swim School in Tallinn.[3]

Olvik competed for the Estonian team in the men's 200 m backstroke at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Leading up to the Games, he raced his way to the top of the field with a solid 2:03.12 to crush the Estonian record and comfortably register under the FINA B-cut (2:03.90) by about eight tenths of a second at the Baltic State Multi-Nations Meet in Riga, Latvia.[4] Rallying from fifth at the 150-metre turn in heat two, Olvik tried to maintain his pace towards the final stretch, until the host nation China's Deng Jian made a late surge by more than half a second to edge him out to sixth with a 2:03.66. Olvik failed to advance to the semifinals, as he placed fortieth overall in the prelims.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Andres Olvik". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 European Aquatics Championships (Debrecen, Hungary) – Men's 200m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tartus algasid ujumise Eesti meistrivõistlused" [Swimming champs begin in Tartu, Estonia] (in Estonian). Delfi. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 200m Backstroke" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 26. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swimming: Men's 200m Backstroke Heat 2". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Höglund, Inga (11 August 2008). "Olviku eesmärk jäi täitmata" [Olvik's goal failed to meet] (in Estonian). Postimees. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 

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