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Aleksandr KRASNYKH
Sport Swimming
NOC ROC   
GenderMen
Born19 Jun 1995 in Bugulma, RUS
Height1.88 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kazan, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Volga Region State Academy of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism: Kazan, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine in Bugulma, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His father encouraged him to try boxing at first and then decided that swimming would also be a good sport for him.
Club / Team
Sintez Aquatics Sports Club: Kazan, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Tarasov [personal], RUS, from 2013; Sergey Kuznetsov [personal], RUS, from 2006
International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Nicknames
Sanya (VK profile, 16 May 2021)
Hobbies
Reading books, listening to music. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first international medal, a silver in the 200m freestyle at the 2013 European Junior Championships in Poznan, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 May 2021; Athlete, 28 Jan 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The rule of three T's, training, training, training, works throughout your sports career." (realnoevremya.ru, 05 Feb 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 01 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Olympic Games. (realnoevremya.ru, 05 Feb 2020)
Other information
SWIMMING SCHOOL
In 2020 he launched Aleksandr Krasnykh Swimming School in Kazan, Russian Federation. "I tried to combine experience and knowledge of the specifics of the training process, psychology, communication and other components to get an excellent result. We are creating a qualitatively new format for teaching children how to swim." (Aleksandr Krasnykh Swimming School Facebook page, 25 Feb 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:01.81
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Freestyle 3:47.39
8 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 1:45.91
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:05.70
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Freestyle 3:46.65
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:01.81
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:45.23
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:47.35
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:02.68
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:51.93
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:46.88
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:06.89
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:37.97
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:46.84
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:41.95
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 3:35.30
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:52.10
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:47.53
3 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:50.77
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:48.32
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:31.54
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:03.48
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:51.62
2 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:10.29
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 3:35.51
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:42.22 
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:48.28
3 2019 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:47.96
20 2017   Overall  
5 2017 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:42.46
1 2017 Eindhoven, NED 400m Freestyle 3:38.35
2 2017 Moscow, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:42.69
1 2017 Moscow, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:38.85
2 2014 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.25
2 2014 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.86
4 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:41.45
4 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:44.26
4 2014 Dubai, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:42.64
6 2014 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:46.11
8 2014 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:50.54
1 2014 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.88
1 2014 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.26
6 2014 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:43.37