|Born||19 January 1973 (age 44)
Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast, Russia
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||83 kg (183 lb)|
Yevgeny Viktorovich Sadovyi (Russian: Евгений Викторович Садовый; born 19 January 1973) is a retired Russian freestyle swimmer who won three gold medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics at Barcelona and was subsequently chosen by Swimming World magazine as the Male World Swimmer of the Year.
In 1992 at Barcelona, the 19-year-old Sadovyi revealed as the strongest swimmer of the Olympic games, winning three gold medals and setting two world records in the 400 m freestyle and 4×200 m freestyle relay for his team. He missed the Giorgio Lamberti's world record in the 200 m freestyle race by a 0.01 second, but cut 1.47 seconds off Kieren Perkins' record in the 400 m, beating the same Australian swimmer.
In 1993 Sadovyi was second in the 200 m freestyle at the European Championship in Sheffield, plus two other golds in freestyle relays. He retired in September 1996 to work as a swimming coach, first in his native Volgograd, then in Moscow, with the national team, and later in Libya. His trainees include Sergey Ostapchuk and Yekaterina Kibalo.
In 1996, Sadovyi graduated from an Olympic school and later from the State Institute of Sport, both in Volgograd.
In long-course swimming pools Sadovyi's personal bests are:
- 200 m freestyle: 1:46.70
- 400 m freestyle: 3:45.00
- List of multiple Olympic gold medalists at a single Games
- World record progression 400 metres freestyle
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