Maria Bulakhova

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Maria Bulakhova
Personal information
Full name Mariya Alekseyevna Bulakhova
National team  Russia
Born (1988-11-18) 18 November 1988 (age 28)
Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Volga Volgograd
Coach Natalia Kozlova

Mariya Alekseyevna Bulakhova (Russian: Мария Алексеевна Булахова; born November 18, 1988) is a Russian former swimmer, who specialized in butterfly events.[1] She collected two medals, gold and silver, in the 100 (59.98) and 200 m butterfly (2:10.60) at the 2004 European Junior Swimming Championships in Lisbon, Portugal.[2] Bulakhova is a member of Volga Swimming Club, and is coached and trained by Natalia Kozlova.

Bulakhova qualified for the women's 200 m butterfly, as Russia's youngest swimmer (aged 15), at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by eclipsing a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:14.07 from the European Junior Championships.[3][4] She edged out Chinese Taipei's Cheng Wan-jung to lead the first heat by a 3.26-second margin in 2:12.99. Bulakhova missed the semifinals by two thirds of a second (0.66), as she placed eighteenth overall in the prelims.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Maria Bulakhova". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Four Records Fall at Euro Junior Champs; Biedermann Takes Distance Triple". Swimming World Magazine. 25 July 2004. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 200m Butterfly Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Мария Булахова доплыла до Афин [Maria Bulakhova swam to Athens] (in Russian). VIP-Volga. Archived from the original on 26 June 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's 200m Butterfly Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (17 August 2004). "Women's 200 Butterfly Prelims, Day 4: Jedrzejczak Fastest. Nakanishi, Risztov, Sandeno and Thomas All Qualify". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 

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