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Yauhen TSURKIN
Sport Swimming
NOC Belarus   
GenderMen
Born09 Dec 1990 in Gomel, URS
Height1.82 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Aliaksandra Herasimenia, daughter Sofia [2018]
Residence
Minsk, BLR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
International Management - Belarusian State University: Minsk, BLR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 11 in Gomel, Belarus.
Why this sport?
His parents made him take up swimming.
Club / Team
AG Swim Club: Minsk, BLR
Name of coach
Anna Bukreeva [personal], BLR
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Belarus
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Shanghai, CHN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 50m butterfly at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 May 2021; Athlete, 28 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Russian martial artist Fedor Emelianenko. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain, no gain. All will be." (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (sportfpb.by, 17 Dec 2020)
Famous relatives
His wife Aliaksandra Herasimenia has also represented Belarus in swimming. She won bronze in the 50m freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and silver medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She also competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and won gold in the 100m freestyle at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 May 2021; sputnik.by, 19 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 28 Dec 2018)
Other information
COACHING ROLE
He has worked as a swimming coach at AG Swim Club, which is owned and operated by his wife Aliaksandra Herasimenia in Minsk, Belarus. (ag-swim.by, 16 Jul 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
42 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 52.90
12 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.82
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 49.37
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Butterfly 53.24
34 2012 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 50.53
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Butterfly 52.55
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 23.70
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
14 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.62 
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.82
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.80
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.63
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.41
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 52.73
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 49.67
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:38.23
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:18.40
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 51.65
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Freestyle 49.41
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 23.28
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.75
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 24.09
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 22.84
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Butterfly 50.77
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.45
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  DSQ
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.59
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:24.41
9 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 22.82 
Semifinal 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Butterfly 51.00
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.52
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:26.52
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.49
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.77
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:25.36
6 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 49.99
6 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 22.63
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.89
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 51.23
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 23.16
19 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 21.96 
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.90
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 50.08
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.47
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.37
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.20
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 23.61
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 52.21
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 2:04.84
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:34.79
5 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 23.67
Semifinal 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Butterfly 52.27
1 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.00
3 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.37
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Butterfly 53.07
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.62
8 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:41.17
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 22.82
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 50.78
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 21.82
8 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.80
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.29
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.65
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Butterfly 50.77
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Butterfly 22.61
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.79
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Butterfly  DNS
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.49
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:32.06
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Butterfly 50.50
3 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.01
2 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Butterfly 22.56
3 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.21
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.94
4 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Butterfly 50.49
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Butterfly 1:55.32
3 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Butterfly 22.45
8 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.19
3 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.56
4 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Butterfly 22.83
5 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Butterfly 51.09 
34 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 49.34
20 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Butterfly 52.89
26 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Butterfly 24.01
16 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 23.88
5 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Butterfly 52.54
3 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.66
4 2019 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 52.27
5 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 22.83
6 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 26.56
6 2019 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 50.70
3 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 23.74
4 2019 Tokyo, JPN 50m Butterfly 23.52
26 2018   Overall Ranking  
7 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:56.57
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 22.88
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 50.84
3 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 50.66
4 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 22.61
3 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 51.07
22 2017   Overall  
8 2017 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.34
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 51.18
2 2017 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 22.49
8 2017 Berlin, GER 200m Butterfly 1:55.05
5 2017 Eindhoven, NED 100m Individual Medley 52.59
4 2017 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 50.13
6 2017 Moscow, RUS 100m Butterfly 50.56
3 2017 Moscow, RUS 50m Butterfly 22.60
6 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 1:55.07
3 2017 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 50.22
4 2014 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 22.68
4 2014 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 50.57
8 2014 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.86