Alexei Sancov

Alexei Sancov (born 15 October 1999) is a Moldovan competitive swimmer. He competed in the men's 200 metre freestyle event at the 2016 Summer Olympics and placed 34th with a time of 1:48.85.[2]

On 2 July 2017, Sancov broke the World Junior record in the 200 meter free at 18 years old and won the gold medal at the European Junior Championships with a time of 1:47.00. That time broke the official World Junior Record at the time in this event, which currently stood at 1:47.10, held by American Maxime Rooney. Rooney swam that time at the 2015 US National Championships in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier in the European Junior Championships he took silver in the 100 meter free with a time of :49.01.[3]

Alexei Sancov
Personal information
NationalityMoldovan
Born15 October 1999 (age 19)
Chișinău, Moldova[1]
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight187 lb (85 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle

References

  1. ^ "La Europenele de natație (juniori) au fost stabilite recorduri naționale". www.moldpres.md (in Romanian). Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Alexei Sancov". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Moldovan Alexei Sancov Breaks World Junior Record in 200 Free". 2 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017.

External links

2016 European Junior Swimming Championships

The 2016 European Junior Swimming Championships were held from 6–10 July 2016 in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary. The Championships were organized by LEN, the European Swimming League, and were held in a 50-meter pool. Per LEN rules, competitors have age 15 or 16 for girls and 17 or 18 for boys.

2017 European Junior Swimming Championships

The 2017 European Junior Swimming Championships were held from 28 June–2 July 2017 in Netanya, Israel. The Championships were organized by LEN, the European Swimming League, and were held in a 50-meter pool. Per LEN rules, competitors have age 15 or 16 for girls and 17 or 18 for boys.

List of Moldovan records in swimming

The Moldovan records in swimming are the fastest ever performances of swimmers from Moldova, which are recognised and ratified by the Moldovan Swimming Federation.

All records were set in finals unless noted otherwise.

Moldova at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships

Moldova competed at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia from 24 July to 9 August 2015.

Moldova at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's sixth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics in the post-Soviet era.

The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Moldova fielded a squad of 23 athletes, 14 men and 9 women, across eight different sports at the Games. Although its full roster was larger by a single athlete than in London four years earlier, this was still one of Moldova's smallest delegations sent to the Olympics. Among the sports represented by the nation's athletes, Moldova made its Olympic debut in taekwondo and tennis, as well as a return to sprint canoeing after two decades.

Of the 23 participants, fifteen of them made their Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro, including flatwater canoeist Oleg Tarnovschi and his younger brother Serghei, who earned Moldova's first ever gold medal at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing two years earlier. The remaining eight athletes on the Moldovan squad had past Olympic experience, highlighted by hammer thrower Serghei Marghiev and his older sisters Zalina Marghieva and Marina Nichișenco, shot putter Ivan Emilianov, who qualified for his fourth Games as the oldest and most experienced competitor (aged 39), taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook, who transferred his allegiance from Great Britain after controversially failing to make the London Games in 2012, and freestyle wrestler Nicolae Ceban, who reprised his role of leading the Moldovan team for the second time as the flag bearer in the opening ceremony.Moldova originally left Rio de Janeiro with only a bronze medal won by the younger Tarnovschi in the men's C-1 1000 metres. On August 19, 2016, both the International Olympic Committee and International Canoe Federation (ICF) stripped him of his medal for breaching the anti-doping rules, handing it over to the next highest-ranked canoeist Ilia Shtokalov of Russia.

Swimming at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics – Boys' 400 metre freestyle

The boys' 400 metre freestyle event in swimming at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics took place on 17 August at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre in Nanjing, China.

Swimming at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics – Boys' 800 metre freestyle

The boys' 800 metre freestyle event in swimming at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics took place on 21 August at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre in Nanjing, China.This event was a timed-final where each swimmer swam just once. The top 8 seeded swimmers swam in the evening, and the remaining swimmers swam in the morning sessions.

Swimming at the 2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival

Swimming at the 2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival was held in July 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Swimming at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 1500 metre freestyle

The Men's 1500 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was held on 8 August with the heats and 9 August with the final.

Swimming at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre freestyle

The men's 200 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was held on 4 August with the heats and the semifinals on the 3 August.British swimmer James Guy won the gold medal in a new National Record time of 1:45.14, holding off a strong charge from Asian Record holder Sun Yang (1:45.20). By winning, Guy continued his country's outstanding success in Kazan, and improved on his second place finish in the 400 meter freestyle. Meanwhile, World Record holder Paul Biedermann picked up the bronze medal in 1:45.38. After leading throughout the beginning of the race, American Ryan Lochte ended the 200m with a fourth-place finish (1:45.83). Dutchman Sebastiaan Verschuren picked up fifth (1:45.91), while South Africa's Chad le Clos added the middle distance freestyle event to his already large repertoire, finishing sixth in 1:46.53. Russia's Aleksandr Krasnykh (1:46.88) and Australian Cameron McEvoy (1:47.26) rounded out the championship field.

Swimming at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 400 metre freestyle

The men's 400 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was held on 2 August with the heats and the final.

Swimming at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 800 metre freestyle

The men's 800 metre freestyle competition of the swimming events at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was held on 4 August with the heats and 5 August with the final.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 100 metre butterfly

The Men's 100 metre butterfly competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 20 and 21 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 100 metre freestyle

The Men's 100 metre freestyle competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 19 and 20 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 200 metre freestyle

The Men's 200 metre freestyle competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 17 and 18 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Men's 400 metre freestyle

The Men's 400 metre freestyle competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 16 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Mixed 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

The Mixed 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 20 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Mixed 4 × 100 metre medley relay

The Mixed 4 × 100 metre medley relay competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 17 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre freestyle

The men's 200 metre freestyle event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place between 7–8 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.After a runner-up feat in the 400 m freestyle two days earlier, China's Sun Yang put up a monumental effort for the Olympic mid-distance freestyle title in a race against Chad le Clos of South Africa and Conor Dwyer of the United States. Hanging with the leaders at the 150-metre turn, Sun made a late charge on the final lap to edge out Le Clos in front and did not let Dwyer pass him for the gold medal in 1:44.65. Despite his early jump to the immediate lead before the final stretch, Le Clos could not hold off Sun to finish with a silver and an African record time in 1:45.20. Meanwhile, Dwyer powered home with a bronze in 1:45.23.Swimming on the outside lane, 2015 World champion James Guy of Great Britain improved upon his position to finish fourth with a 1:45.49. Dwyer's teammate Townley Haas claimed the fifth spot in 1:45.58, while Germany's world record holder Paul Biedermann (1:45.84), Japan's Kosuke Hagino (1:45.90), the Olympic champion in the 400 m individual medley, and Russia's Aleksandr Krasnykh (1:45.91) rounded out the field.Other notable swimmers featured France's Yannick Agnel, who missed a chance to defend his Olympic title after fading to nineteenth in the prelims with a 1:47.35, and two-time silver medalist Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, who posted a twenty-ninth-place time of 1:48.06 in his fourth Olympic appearance. Shortly after the Games, Agnel, aged 24, officially confirmed his retirement from international swimming.The medals for the competition were presented by Tsunekazu Takeda, Japan, member of the International Olympic Committee and the gifts were presented by Kazuo Sano, Bureau Member of FINA.

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