Igor Grivennikov

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIgor Anatolyevich•Grivennikov
Used nameIgor•Grivennikov
Original nameИгорь Анатольевич•Гривенников
Born11 July 1952 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Measurements198 cm / 90 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2


Igor Grivennikov was strong in both freestyle and backstroke and represented the Soviet Union at international tournaments in both. Grivennikov competed at two major international meets during his career: the 1972 Olympics and 1973 World Championships. He won a silver in the 4x100 freestyle relay and bronze in the 4x200 freestyle relay at the 1972 Olympics and also swam in both the 100 free and 100 back finals, finishing fifth in backstroke and sixth in freestyle. At the 1973 World Championships Grivennikov won silver in the 4x100 free relay, but was not as successful in individual events as he was at the Olympics, swimming only in the first rounds of both the 100 freestyle and backstroke. Domestically, Grivennikov won seven Soviet titles: 1970-72 in 100 backstroke, in 1972 in 200 freestyle, in 1973 and 1975 in the 4x100 free relay, and in 1973 in the medley relay. Grivennikov graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University with a candidate of biology degree and has worked as a biochemist in the Institute of Molecular Genetics in Moscow since 1987. Grivennikov is a member of the American Society for Neuroscience, a member of the Russian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has published over 50 scientific papers.

Personal Best: 100 m freestyle – 51.57 (1972); 200 m freestyle – 1:56.10 (1972); 100 m backstroke – 59.13 (1972).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) URS RUS Igor Grivennikov
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 6
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 3 Bronze
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 5
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 4

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