Dmitri Balandin

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Dmitry Balandin Olympic champion - Men's 200 meter breaststroke Rio-2016.jpg

Personal information
Surname: Dmitri Balandin
Nation: KazakhstanKazakhstan Kazakhstan
Swimming style (s) : chest
Birthday: April 4, 1995
Place of birth: Almaty , KazakhstanKazakhstanKazakhstan 
Size: 1.95 m
Weight: 85 kg
Medal table
Olympic Summer Games 1 × gold 0 × silver 0 × bronze
Asian Games 3 × gold 0 × silver 0 × bronze
Universiade 1 × gold 0 × silver 1 × bronze

Dmitri Igorewitsch Balandin ( Kazakh Дмитрий Игоревич Баландин ; born April 4, 1995 in Almaty ) is a Kazakh swimmer who competes in breaststroke swimming.

Sporting development

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.

Dmitriy Balandin 2016 stamp of Kazakhstan.jpg

The Kazakh post office honored Balandin with the issue of a special postage stamp.

Web links

  • Dmitri Balandin on the website of the Swimming Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Individual evidence

  1. Gyuzel Kamalova: Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitriy Balandin wins 3 gold medals at Asian Games on, September 27, 2014. Accessed August 11, 2016.
  2. Dmitriy Balandin Tops Tight 200 Breast Field; Earns Kazakhstan's First Ever Swimming Gold Medal, August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 11, 2016.