|Swimming style (s) :||chest|
|Birthday:||April 4, 1995|
|Place of birth:||Almaty , Kazakhstan|
Dmitri Igorewitsch Balandin ( Kazakh Дмитрий Игоревич Баландин ; born April 4, 1995 in Almaty ) is a Kazakh swimmer who competes in breaststroke swimming.
Dmitri Balandin currently holds the Kazakh records in breaststroke 100 and 200 m.
At the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon , South Korea , Balandin won three gold medals in the 50, 100 and 200 m breaststroke, making him a historic success for Kazakhstan. In the 50 m competition, he also set a new record at the Asian Games with 27.87 seconds. He also succeeded in doing this over the 200 m with a new Asian record of 2.07.67 minutes.
At the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju , South Korea , Balandin won gold over the 100 m breaststroke and bronze over the 50 m in the same discipline.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro , Balandin won the gold medal in the 200m breaststroke , making it the first Kazakh swimming medal ever.
The Kazakh post office honored Balandin with the issue of a special postage stamp.
- Dmitri Balandin on the website of the Swimming Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- ↑ Gyuzel Kamalova: Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitriy Balandin wins 3 gold medals at Asian Games on tengrinews.kz, September 27, 2014. Accessed August 11, 2016.
- ↑ Dmitriy Balandin Tops Tight 200 Breast Field; Earns Kazakhstan's First Ever Swimming Gold Medal swimmingworldmagazine.com, August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Balandin, Dmitri Igorewitsch (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Kazakh swimmer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 4, 1995|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Almaty , Kazakhstan|