Yuri Kudinov

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Yuri Kudinov
Medal record
Men's swimming
Competitor for  Russia and  Kazakhstan
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Fukuoka 25 km open water
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona 25 km open water
Gold medal – first place 2007 Melbourne 25 km open water
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Berlin 25 km open water

Yuri (Yury) Kudinov (Russian: Юрий Кудинов) (born 27 February 1979 in Volgograd) is a long distance swimmer from Russia.[1]

In 2007 he narrowly missed the world record for the fastest swim across the English Channel when he was beaten by Petar Stoychev. His time of 7 h 06 min remains one of the fastest swims ever recorded, but was not enough to beat Petar's 6 h 57 min set on the same day (24 August 2007).[2]

Earlier in the year (25 March 2007), Yuri beat Petar in the 25 km at the Open Water World Championships, a race which he won in a time of 5 h 16 min 45 s, with Petar coming in 6th with a time of 5 h 22 min 55 s.[3]

He swam for the Kazakhstan National Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4]

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