Vladimir Dyatchin

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2-time Olympian and world champion Vladimir Dyatchin
2-time Olympian and world champion Vladimir Dyatchin
Vladimir Fyodorovich Dyatchin (Russian: Владимир Фёдорович Дятчин) (born 14 October 1982 in Lipetsk) is one of the world's fastest open water swimmers and a two-time Olympic 10K marathon swimmer competing in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in the marathon swim. In 2007 he was voted as Swimming World Magazine's Open Water Swimmer of the Year.

He holds the record for the fastest male in the RCP Tiburon Mile in 18:20, set in the 2007 competition.

He finished 7th in his second Olympics at the 2012 London Olympics in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim by virtue of his 9th place finish at the 2011 FINA World Championships. He is coached by Lidiya Vlasevskaya.


Record at International Championships

He won the gold medal in the 10K at the 2003 FINA World Championships in 2003 in Barcelona, Spain. He won another gold medal in the 10K at the 2007 FINA World Championships in the 10K marathon swim in Melbourne, Australia. He won two silver medals: at the 2001 FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan in the 10K marathon swim and at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China in the 25 km marathon swim race. He won two bronze medals at the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Japan in the 5 km and at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy in the 25 km marathon swim race. He also won a gold in the 2002 European Championships in Berlin, Germany in the 10K and a silver in the 2011 European Championships in Eilat, Israel in the 10K as well as a bronze at the 2010 FINA Open Water Swimming Championships in the 10K in Roberval, Canada.

Champions Cup

Dyatchin is organizing the 3-stage Champions Cup open water swimming competition together with Eugene Bezruchenko and Larisa Ilchenko during 2014. The Champions Cup consists of three stages. The first leg will be held in Moscow on 1 June 2014 in the Krylatskoye rowing canal. The second stage will be held in Lipetsk on 8 June 2014 in the central promenade of the city in the river Voronezh. The third stage will be held in Volgograd on 12 July 2014. Each stage is 1 nautical mile or 1,852 meters. Registration opens 1 February 2014 and is available to the first 400 swimmers at each stage. The event is open to both amateurs and professionals. Registration is www.swimcup.ru.

2012 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results

1. Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia - 1:49:55.1
2. Thomas Lurz of Germany - 1:49:58.5
3. Richard Weinberger of Canada - 1:50:00.3
4. Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece - 1:50:05.3
5. Daniel Fogg of Great Britain - 1:50:37.3
6. Sergey Bolshakov of Russia - 1:50:40.1
7. Vladimir Dyatchin of Russia - 1:50:42.8
8. Andreas Waschburger of Germany - 1:50:44.4
9. Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria - 1:50:46.2
10. Alex Meyer of the USA - 1:50:48.2
11. Julien Sauvage of France - 1:50:51.3
12. Troyden Prinsloo of South Africa - 1:50:52.9
13. Erwin Maldonado of Venezuela - 1:50:52.9
14. Igor Chervynskiy of Ukraine - 1:50:56.9
15. Yasunari Hirai of Japan - 1:51:20.1
16. Brian Ryckeman of Belgium - 1:51:27.1
17. Valerio Cleri of Italy - 1:51:29.5
18. Csaba Gercsak of Hungary - 1:51:30.9
19. Arseniy Lavrentyev of Portugal - 1:51:37.2
20. Ky Hurst of Australia - 1:51:41.3
21. Ivan Enderica Ochoa of Ecuador - 1:52:28.6
22. Yuriy Kudinov of Kazakhstan - 1:52:59.0
23. Francisco Jose Hervas of Spain - 1:53:27.8
24. Mazen Aziz Metwaly of Egypt - 1:54:33.2
25. Benjamin Schulte of Guam - 2:03:35.1

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