Georgy Prokopenko

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Georgy Prokopenko
Georgy Prokopenko 1966.jpg
Prokopenko in 1966
Personal information
Born (1937-02-21) 21 February 1937 (age 78)
Poltava, Ukraine
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Sport Swimming
Club Dynamo Lviv[1]

Georgy Yakovlevich Prokopenko (Russian: Георгий Яковлевич Прокопенко, Ukrainian: Георгій Якович Прокопенко; born 21 February 1937) is a retired Soviet swimmer who competed at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics. In 1964 he won a silver medal in the 200 m breaststroke and finished fourth in the 4×100 m medley relay.[2] He won three European titles in these events in 1962 and 1966,[3] and set two world records in the 100 m breaststroke in 1964. Between 1962 and 1964 he also set eight European records in the 4×100 m medley relay and in the 100 m and 200 m breaststroke disciplines.[1]


  1. ^ a b Е. А. Школьников (2003). Динамо. Энциклопедия. Olma Media Group. p. 211. ISBN 978-5-224-04399-6. 
  2. ^ Heorhiy Prokopenko.
  3. ^ Georgiy PROKOPENKO.
The winning 4×100 m medley team at the 1966 European Aquatics Championships: Leonid Ilyichov, Viktor Mazanov, Valentin Kuzmin and Gennady Prokopenko