Alexandr Sklyar

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

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Aleksandr Sklyar (also Alexandr Sklyar, Template:Lang-kk; born May 18, 1988) is a Kazakh swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] He represented his nation Kazakhstan at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and has claimed a career total of six medals (two in each color) in a major international competition, spanning two editions of the Asian Indoor Games (2007 and 2009). Sklyar also won a silver medal, as a member of the Kazakhstan swimming team, in the 4×100 m freestyle relay at the 2008 Good Luck Beijing China Open.[2]

Sklyar competed for the Kazakh swimming in the men's 100 m freestyle at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Leading up to the Games, he rocked a lifetime best of 50.89 to slip past the FINA B-cut (50.95) by six hundredths of a second (0.06) in the final at the Russian Open Swimming Championships in Saint Petersburg.[3] Rallying from fifth at the halfway turn in heat three, Sklyar put up a late resistant surge to quickly pass Uzbekistan's Petr Romashkin by almost half the body length for the fourth spot in 51.24. Sklyar failed to advance to the semifinals, as he placed fifty-second overall out of sixty-four swimmers in the prelims.[4][5]



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