Danila Izotov

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Danila Izotov
Personal information
Full name Danila Sergeyevich Izotov
Nickname(s) Dan
Nationality Russian
Born (1991-10-02) 2 October 1991 (age 24)
Novouralsk, Russian SFSR, Russia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 84.5 kg (186 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes freestyle
Club Dinamo

Danila Sergeevich Izotov (Russian: Данила Сергеевич Изотов; born 2 October 1991) is a Russian swimmer, a member of the Russian National team since 2008, and a multiple medalist at the Olympic Games and World Championships, as well as a European champion. He is coached by his father, Sergey Alexandrovich Izotov. He is the nephew of soviet swimmer Elvira Vasilkova.

Career[edit]

Izotov made his debut in the Russian national team at the 2007 European Youth Olympic Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, where he won four gold medals - 100 m, 200 m, 400 m freestyle and 4×100 mixed relay.

Izotov won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay together with Alexander Sukhorukov, Yevgeny Lagunov and Nikita Lobintsev.

In 2009, he set a world record in the 4 × 100 m medley in short swimming pools of 3:19.16 in St. Petersburg. At the 2009 World Championships in Rome he was the only Russian individual medalist – a bronze in the 200 m freestyle. Besides he swam the third laps in the finals of 4×100 and 4 × 200 m relay races, where the Russians won the silver medal.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Izotov along with teammates (Andrey Grechin, Nikita Lobintsev, Vladimir Morozov) won Russia the bronze medal in the men's 4 × 100 m freestyle .

Education[edit]

Izotov is a student of the Institute of Physical Culture, Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU) Yekaterinburg.

Awards and titles[edit]

Honoured Master of Sports of Russian Federation.

The medal of order for the merits before the motherland of the 2nd degree – for the valuable contribution in the development of physical culture and sport, high sports achievements on the XXIX Olympic Games of 2008 in Beijing (2009).

Notes[edit]

1. The decree of the President of Russian Federation from 2 August 2009 N885 “ about state awarding of Russian Federation

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