Alexandr Tarabrin

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

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Alexandr Tarabrin (also Aleksandr, Template:Lang-kk; born 24 April 1985) is a Kazakhstani backstroke swimmer.[1][2] He is a former member of the swimming team for Volgograd State Academy of Physical Education, and is coached and trained by Azabat Sarbasov in Almaty.[1]

Tarabrin qualified for two swimming events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by clearing FINA B-standard entry times of 54.85 (100 m backstroke) and 2:00.75 (200 m backstroke) from the Russian Championships in Moscow.[3][4] On 18 July 2012, IOC had approved his legal nationality transfer from Russia in order for him to be eligible and represent Kazakhstan at these games.[5]

In the 100 m backstroke, Tarabrin challenged seven other swimmers on the second heat, including Olympic veterans George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago and Omar Pinzón of Colombia. He raced to sixth place and thirty-eighth overall by four hundredths of a second (0.04) behind South Korea's Park Seon-Kwan in 55.55.[6] In the 200 m backstroke, Tarabrin touched out another South Korean swimmer Park Hyung-Joo to repeat a sixth-place finish in the same heat by 0.28 of a second in 2:01.22. Tarabrin failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed thirtieth overall in the preliminaries.[7]



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