Inna Kapishina

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Inna Kapishina
Personal information
Full nameInna Vitalievna Kapishina
National team Belarus
Born (1984-12-30) 30 December 1984 (age 34)
Babruysk, Belarusian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke
ClubDynamo Hrodna

Inna Vitalievna Kapishina (Belarusian: Іна Вітальеўна Капішына; born December 30, 1984) is a Belarusian former swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.[1] She is a multiple-time Belarusian champion and three-time national record holder in her respective discipline (50, 100, and 200 m).

Kapishina made her Olympic debut at the 2004 Athens Olympics, competing in a breaststroke double. In the 100 m breaststroke, she won the second heat by approximately two seconds ahead of Cuba's Imaday Nuñez Gonzalez in 1:10.66. Her storming victory in the heats missed out a spot in the semifinals, as she finished eighteenth overall by a third of a second (0.33) outside the top-16 field.[2][3] In her second event, 200 m breaststroke, Kapishina secured a penultimate seed to round out the semifinal roster with a prelims time of 2:31.26, but was eventually disqualified for not following the proper form.[4][5]

Four years later, Kapishina qualified for her second Belarusian team, as a 23-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She cleared FINA B-standard entry times of 1:09.16 (100 m breaststroke) and 2:31.02 (200 m breaststroke) from the FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.[6][7] In the 100 m breaststroke, Kapishina challenged seven other swimmers on the fourth heat, including two-time Olympian Diana Gomes of Portugal. She edged out Turkey's Dilara Buse Günaydın to take the fourth spot by three tenths of a second (0.30) in 1:10.15.[8] Kapishina also won the third heat of the 200 m breaststroke, but missed the semifinals by six hundredths of a second (0.06), in a personal best of 2:27.34.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Inna Kapishina". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "Women's 100 Breaststroke Prelims: Aussies Hanson and Jones Qualify One-Two". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 July 2006. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's 200m Breaststroke Semifinal 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  5. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Women's 200 Breaststroke Day 5 Prelims: Leisel Jones Leads the Way Again in 2:26.02". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Women's 100m Breaststroke" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 68. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Olympic Cut Sheet – Women's 200m Breaststroke" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 72. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke Heat 4". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Women's 200m Breaststroke Heat 3". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012.

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