Vadim Alekseyev

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

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Vadim Alekseyev (Template:Lang-he, Template:Lang-ru ; born April 11, 1970[1]) is a retired Olympic breaststroke swimmer who competed for first the Soviet Union, then Israel.[2][3] Alexeev was born in Almaty, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union. He is Jewish, and immigrated to Israel in 1992.[2][4] He speaks Russian.[2]


Alekseyev held Soviet and Israeli records in the 1990s.[3]

He won the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke races at the 1986 European Junior Championships.[4]

At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, he took sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:16.7.[4] In 1989 he set the Soviet record in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:02.11); it was the third-fastest time in the world that year.[4] That year he was one of the two fastest swimmers in Europe.[5] In 1990, he won a silver medal at the Goodwill Games in the 100-meter breastroke.[6]

At the 1994 World Championship, he set the Israeli record in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:15.47).[7] In 1995, he set the Israeli record in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:02.52).[4]

At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, he swam for Israel.[8] There, he swam the four-man 4x100 meter medley with Yoav Bruck, Eitan Urbach, and Dan Kutler.[9] The team reached the final, taking eighth place.[4]

At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tom Be'eri beat Alekseyev's prior Israeli record in the men's 100-meter butterfly by one-tenth of a second (at 1:02.42).[10]

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