Andrey Kvassov

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Andrey Kvassov
Personal information
Full name Andrey Kvassov
National team  Kazakhstan
 Kyrgyzstan
Born (1976-01-16) 16 January 1976 (age 41)
Almaty, Kazakh SSR,
Soviet Union
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Andrey Kvassov (Kazakh: Андрей Квассов; born January 16, 1976) is a Kazakh former swimmer, who specialized in sprint and middle-distance freestyle events.[1] He is a two-time Olympian (1996 and 2000), and a top 16 finalist at the 2002 Asian Games.

Kvassov made his official debut for Kyrgyzstan at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He failed to reach the top 16 final in the 400 m freestyle, finishing twenty-sixth in a time of 4:00.69.[2] A member of the Kyrgyzstan team, he also placed eighteenth in the 4×100 m freestyle relay (3:30.62), and seventeenth in the 4×200 m freestyle relay (8:00.00).[3][4]

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Kvassov competed only in two swimming events. He eclipsed a FINA B-cut of 1:53.76 (200 m freestyle) from the Kazakhstan Open Championships in Almaty.[5] On the first day of the Games, Kvassov placed twenty-first for the Kazakhstan team in the 4×100 m freestyle relay. Teaming with Sergey Borisenko, Pavel Sidorov, and Igor Sitnikov in heat three, Kvassov swam a second leg and recorded a split of 52.25, but the Kazakhs settled only for last place in a final time of 3:28.90.[6][7] The following day, in the 200 m freestyle, Kvassov placed forty-eighth on the morning prelims. Swimming in heat two, he touched out Cyprus' Alexandros Aresti for a seventh seed by almost a full body length in 1:55.72.[8][9]

Two years later, at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, Kvassov failed to medal in any of his individual events, finishing sixteenth in the 50 m freestyle (24.13), and tenth in the 100 m freestyle (52.27).[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrey Kvassov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Aquatics (Swimming) – Men's 400m Freestyle Heat 1" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 39. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Aquatics (Swimming) – Men's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Heat 3" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 51. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atlanta 1996: Aquatics (Swimming) – Men's 4×200m Freestyle Relay Heat 2" (PDF). Atlanta 1996. LA84 Foundation. p. 51. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Heat 3" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 336. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 200m Freestyle Heat 2" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 124. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dolan breaks own world mark in 400 IM". Canoe.ca. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Wu and Qi Win Third Gold Apiece, as China Winds Up a Dominant Performance at Asian Games". Swimming World Magazine. 5 October 2002. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Asian Games: Japan, China Win Three Apiece on Day Four". Swimming World Magazine. 3 October 2002. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.