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Kirill PRIGODA
Sport Swimming
NOC ROC   
GenderMen
Born29 Dec 1995 in St. Petersburg, RUS
Height1.92 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Economics - Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
In his youth he tried various sports and activities, including volleyball, tennis, singing, playing the piano and painting. He showed potential in swimming and volleyball, and at age 16 he had to choose. "For a few days I was deep in thought, and finally I decided to swim. Because volleyball is a team game, a lot depends on your partners. But in swimming, you decide everything yourself."
Club / Team
Ekran Aquatics Sports School of Olympic Reserve: St. Petersburg, RUS
Name of coach
Mikhail Gorelik [personal], RUS, from 2012
International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Collecting models of retro cars, tennis, football. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 200m breaststroke at the 2018 World Short Course Championships in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 May 2021; Athlete, 26 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2020)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 19 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never say never, nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 19 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for the Russian Federation at the opening ceremony of the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy. (russwimming.ru, 15 Jul 2019)

In 2017 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 01 Nov 2017)
Famous relatives
His father Gennady Prigoda won two silver and two bronze medals in swimming at the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games. His mother Yelena Volkova competed in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games and won gold in the 200m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m breaststroke at the 1991 World Championships in Perth, WA, Australia. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 May 2021; sport-express.ru, 03 Aug 2015; rsport.ru, 06 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 59.44
9 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:08.88
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:42.45
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.22
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.37
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Breaststroke 26.72
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Breaststroke 59.09
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:28.81
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.78
18 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:00.81 
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.01
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 59.05
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.76
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:43.02
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.47
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 59.84
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.90
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 56.56
1 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:00.16
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 25.83
1 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:20.61
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Breaststroke 26.03 
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Individual Medley 1:53.47
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:31.52
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:21.17
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.11
3 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:02.38
7 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 57.19
7 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.23
4 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:22.53
4 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.15
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:09.23
7 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.30
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 59.36
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.50
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 59.20
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 27.18
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Breaststroke 2:08.77
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:12.96
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Breaststroke 56.28
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Breaststroke 25.68
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:01.11 
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:30.44
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018   Overall Ranking  
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.02
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:01.59
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 56.61
4 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 57.23
3 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 26.06
1 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:01.58
4 2018 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:00.27
3 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 2:03.47
3 2018 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 27.60
3 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:11.61
1 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 56.88
3 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Individual Medley 1:55.71
3 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 26.30
1 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:01.59
4 2018 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 1:00.12
2 2018 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.24
2 2018 Kazan, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:09.75
6 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 21.75
2 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 26.01
2 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Breaststroke 2:01.85
1 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 56.58
2 2018 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 26.19
1 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke 2:01.30
3 2017   Overall  
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:04.08
5 2017 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.07
1 2017 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 56.35
2 2017 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 1:54.05
3 2017 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 25.86
2 2017 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 25.85
1 2017 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:01.24
2 2017 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 56.31
1 2017 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 1:55.57
2 2017 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 26.00
1 2017 Eindhoven, NED 200m Breaststroke 2:02.15
2 2017 Eindhoven, NED 200m Individual Medley 1:53.81
2 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.16
1 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:04.02
2 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Breaststroke 56.78
1 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:54.81
1 2017 Moscow, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:02.16
1 2017 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.10
3 2017 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 56.80
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Breaststroke 2:01.18
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Individual Medley 1:55.17
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 25.80
5 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:55.73
2 2017 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 26.13
2 2017 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 56.71
  2017 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
5 2017 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.99
2 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 26.04
2 2016 Berlin, GER 200m Breaststroke 2:03.97
2 2016 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 56.63
7 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 21.63
1 2016 Berlin, GER 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.07
2 2016 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 57.29
3 2016 Moscow, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:54.48
3 2016 Moscow, RUS 50m Breaststroke 26.30
3 2016 Moscow, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:05
2 2016 Paris, FRA 50m Breaststroke 26.16
2 2016 Paris, FRA 200m Breaststroke 2:05.86
57 2014   Overall  
2 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.85
4 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:07.85
4 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Breaststroke 59.07
6 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Individual Medley 2:00.52
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Breaststroke 2:07.31
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Breaststroke 58.69
7 2014 Moscow, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:58.61
2 2014 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.71