Andriy Govorov

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Andriy Govorov
Kazan 2015 - Grechin, Hovorov and Fratus 50m semi.JPG
Govorov in lane 2
Personal information
Full nameAndriy Andriyovych Govorov
National team Ukraine
Born (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992 (age 27)
Sevastopol, Ukraine
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubAndriy Govorov
CoachKostiantyn Kartashov
Arilson Silva

Andriy Andriyovych Govorov (Ukrainian: Андрій Андрійович Говоров; born 10 April 1992) is a Ukrainian competitive swimmer who holds the world record, European champion (2016 London) and bronze medalist in world championship (2017 Budapest) in 50 meters butterfly.

Personal life[edit]

Govorov was born on 10 April 1992 in Sevastopol, Ukraine. A graduate of the Dnipro Higher School of Physical Culture, in 2016 he also attended the Dnipro National University.


Govorov at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games

Govorov won a silver medal at the 50 meter butterfly and a bronze medal at the 50 meter freestyle during the 2010 European Short Course Swimming Championships.[1][2] During the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships he again won a silver medal at the 50 meter butterfly.[3]

Between 2011 and 2015, he won three gold medals in the 50 m butterfly at the European Short Course Swimming Championships.

Following the 2014 Russian annexation of his native Crimea Govorov ruled out changing his nationality and continues to compete for Ukraine.[4]

At the 2016 European Aquatics Championships in London, he won the gold medal in the 50 m butterfly (long course). In the semifinals he swam a time of 22.73, which broke his own national and championship records.[5] It was also the fastest time ever swum in a textile swimsuit.[5]

On July 1st, 2018, Govorov broke the long course world record in the 50m butterfly, held for 9 years by Spain's Rafael Muñoz, in a time of 22.27, beating the 2017 world champion in the same event Ben Proud (22.93) and the Dutchman Mathys Goosen (23.55) at the Trofeo Sette Colli held in Rome, Italy. [6]

At the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Govorov won gold in the 50 metre butterfly, in a championship record time of 22.48.[7]


  1. ^ The EC2010 Short Course News Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, 2010 European Short Course Swimming Championships official website (28 November 2010)
  2. ^ FLASH QUOTE Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine, 2010 European Short Course Swimming Championships official website (25 November 2010)
  3. ^ DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 18, Daylife (18 December 2010)
  4. ^ Crimean Swimmer Aims for Gold After Turbulent Times, NBC (11 August 2016)
  5. ^ a b Race, Loretta (17 May 2016). "Watch The Fastest Textile 50 Butterfly Ever (Andriy Govorov)". Swimswam. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Andrii Govorov Shatters 50 Fly World Record In 22.27". SwimSwam. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  7. ^ "Ben Proud takes silver in 50m butterfly". Europort. 7 August 2018.

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Preceded by
Rafael Muñoz
Men's 50-metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

1 July 2018 – present
Succeeded by