Viktor Konoplyov (swimmer)

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Viktor Konoplyov
Viktor Polevoy 1958.jpg
Viktor Polevoy at the 1958 European Championships
Personal information
Born (1938-06-01) 1 June 1938 (age 79)
Moscow, Russia[1]
Sport Swimming
Club Dynamo Moscow

Viktor Konoplyov (Polevoi) (Russian: Виктор Коноплёв (Полевой); born 1 June 1938)[1][2] is a retired Russian freestyle swimmer who won a gold and a silver medal in the 4×100 m medley relay at the European championships of 1958 and 1962.[3] Between 1958 and 1962 he set four European records in the 4×100 m medley and freestyle relays. He won the national titles in the 100 m freestyle (1961–1963) and 4×100 m medley (1960).[1]

He graduated from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism in Moscow, and after retirement worked as a national swimming coach and associated professor at various universities. He was one of the first Soviet swimmers to develop an optimal turning technique in freestyle.[4] He holds a PhD in pedagogy and was awarded the Medal "Veteran of Labour".[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d Е. А. Школьников (2003). Динамо. Энциклопедия. Olma Media Group. p. 208. ISBN 978-5-224-04399-6. 
  2. ^ a b Коноплев Виктор Вячеславович[permanent dead link].
  3. ^ Viktor KONOPLYOV, Viktor POLEVOI.