Viktor Aboimov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameViktor Andreyevich•Aboimov
Used nameViktor•Aboimov
Original nameВиктор Андреевич•Абоимов
Born14 September 1949 in Quaraghandy (KAZ)
Measurements190 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsSpartak Quaraghandy, Quaraghandy (KAZ)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Kazakhstan


Viktor Aboimov was a freestyle swimmer from Kazakhstan, who won all his international medals in relay races. During his career Aboimov competed at the 1972 Olympics, the 1973 and 1975 World Championships and the 1970 and 1974 European Championships and he medaled as a member of various Soviet relay teams in every one of them except at the 1970 European Championships. Aboimov won silver at the 1972 Olympics in the 4x100 free relay, another in the 4x100 free relay at the 1973 World Championships, again in the 4x200 free relay at the 1974 European Championships, and bronze in the 4x200 free relay at the 1975 World Championships. Domestically, Aboimov won only one medal at the Soviet championships, bronze in the 200 free in 1973. After finishing his sporting career, Aboimov worked as a swimming coach in his native Kazakhstan. Beginning in 1986, he was the head of Dynamo Almaty aquatics section and, in 1991, he began working with the Kazakh Ministry of Tourism and Sports, serving as chairman of their Physical Culture and Sports Committee beginning in 2006.

Personal Best: 100 m freestyle – 52.75 (1972); 200 m freestyle – 1:55.45 (1974); 400 m freestyle – 4:17.04 (1972).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) URS KAZ Viktor Aboimov
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 24
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 3
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 4

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