Petr Vasilev
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Petr Vasilev
Petr Vasiliev
Personal information
Full namePetr Vasiliev
National team Uzbekistan
Born (1981-04-21) 21 April 1981 (age 38)
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle

Petr Vasiliev (also Pyotr Vasiliev, Uzbek: ? ; born April 21, 1981) is an Uzbek former swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events.[1] He is a two-time Olympian (2000 and 2004), and a top 16 finalist in the 200 m freestyle at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea.[2]

Vasiliev made his first Uzbek squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he competed only in the 4×100 m freestyle relay, along with Ravil Nachaev, Oleg Tsvetkovskiy, and Oleg Pukhnatiy. Vasiliev supposedly swam a third leg in the first heat, but his team was disqualified due to an early relay takeoff by Pukhnatiy.[3][4]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Vasiliev qualified as an individual swimmer for the men's 200 m freestyle. He cleared a FINA B-standard entry time of 1:54.94 from the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.[5][6] He challenged seven other swimmers in heat two, including dual citizen Mihail Alexandrov of Bulgaria. He rounded out the field to last place by less than 0.18 of a second behind Kazakhstan's Vitaliy Khan, outside his entry time of 1:56.93. Vasiliev failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed fifty-seventh overall in the preliminaries.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Petr Vasilev". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "China Sweeps All Five Events on Day Two of Asian Games". Swimming World Magazine. 1 October 2002. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming - Men's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 334. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Swimming - Men's 200m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "2003 FINA World Championships (Barcelona, Spain) - Men's 200m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Men's 200m Freestyle Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "Men's 200 Freestyle Prelims: Thorpe Fastest in 1:47.22; Hoogie, Keller, Phelps and Hackett All in the Mix". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.



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