Igor Sitnikov

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Igor Sitnikov
Personal information
Full name Igor Sitnikov
Nationality  Kazakhstan
Born (1979-07-13) 13 July 1979 (age 38)
Temirtau, Karaganda Region,
Kazakh SSR
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Igor Sitnikov (Kazakh: Игорь Ситников; born July 13, 1977) is a Kazakh former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] He won a bronze medal at the 1998 Asian Games, and later represented Kazakhstan at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Sitnikov made his official debut at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, Thailand, where he shared bronze medals with China's Zhao Lifeng and Chinese Taipei's Huang Chih-yung in the 100 m freestyle (52.21).

At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Sitnikov competed only in two swimming events. He eclipsed a FINA B-cut of 51.69 (100 m freestyle) from the Kazakhstan Open Championships in Almaty.[2] On the first day of the Games, Sitnikov placed twenty-first for the Kazakhstan team in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay. Teaming with Sergey Borisenko, Pavel Sidorov, and Andrey Kvassov in heat three, Sitnikov swam a lead-off leg and recorded a split of 52.56, but the Kazakhs settled only for last place in a final time of 3:28.90.[3][4] Three days later, in the 100 m freestyle, Sitnikov placed fifty-third on the morning prelims. Swimming in heat five, he raced to a fifth seed by 0.15 seconds ahead of Chinese Taipei's Wu Nien-pin in 52.57.[5][6]

Two years later, at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, Sitnikov failed to medal in any of his individual events, finishing eighth in the 50 m freestyle (23.68), and eleventh, through a consolation final round, in the 100 m freestyle (52.42).[7][8]


  1. ^ "Igor Sitnikov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 5)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 5" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 115. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wide-open race in the men's 100 free". Canoe.ca. 18 September 2000. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "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.