Pavel Suškov

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Pavel Suškov
Personal information
Full name Pavelas Suškovas
National team  Lithuania
Born (1981-12-19) 19 December 1981 (age 35)
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, butterfly
Club Gintaras Klaipėda

Pavel Suškov (also Pavelas Suškovas, born December 19, 1981) is a Lithuanian former swimmer, who specialized in backstroke events.[1] He held a Lithuanian record in the 200 m butterfly from the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal, Canada, until it was broken by Paulius Andrijauskas two years later in the same tournament. He is a member of Gintaras Sports Club in his home town Klaipėda, and a graduate of technical operations management at Klaipėda University.[2]

Suškov qualified for the men's 200 m backstroke at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by eclipsing a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:02.65 from the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.[3][4] He challenged seven other swimmers on the second heat, including Olympic veterans Derya Büyükuncu of Turkey and Nicholas Neckles of Barbados. He edged out Poland's Adam Mania to take a fifth spot by 0.19 of a second in 2:03.54. Suškov failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed twenty-sixth overall in the preliminaries.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Pavel Suškov". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Matulevičius, Paulius (8 August 2005). "Pavelas Suškovas gerino Lietuvos ir savo rekordusi" [Pavelas Suškovas improved Lithuanian records] (in Lithuanian). Klaipeda diena. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Men's 200m Backstroke Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "2003 FINA World Championships (Barcelona, Spain) – Men's 200m Backstroke Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's 200m Backstroke Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (18 August 2004). "Men’s 200 Backstroke Prelims, Day 5: Peirsol Looks Good for a Dorsal Double". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 December 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2013.