Yevgeny Sadovy

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameYevgeny Viktorovich•Sadovy
Used nameYevgeny•Sadovy
Original nameЕвгений Викторович•Садовый
Born19 January 1973 in Volzhsky, Volgograd (RUS)
Measurements187 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsVolga Volgograd, Volgograd (RUS)
NOC Unified Team
Nationality Russian Federation


Yevgeny Sadovy had a brief career as a competitive swimmer. He made his international début at the 1991 European Championships, where he won golds in the 400 freestyle and 4×200 free relay. His best year was probably 1992, when he won three gold medals at the 1992 Olympics, where he also set or helped set two world records, clocking 3:45.00 while winning the 400 freestyle final and as a member of Unified Team’s winning 4×200 freestyle relay team, that covered the distance with a world record of 7:11.95. And when winning his gold in the 200 free, Sadovy missed a third world record only by 0.01 seconds, clocking 1:46.70. After that great performance, he competed at the 1993 European Championships, where he won golds in both freestyle relays and silver in the 200 freestyle. He continued to compete for a few more seasons, but with less success. Sadovy retired from sports after he was not selected to the 1996 Russian Olympic team and began work as a swimming coach in his native Volgograd. He has worked as the coach of the Russian national swimming team and has been the head coach of the Libyan national swimming team.

Personal Bests: 200 m freestyle – 1:46.70 (1992); 400 m freestyle – 3:45.00 (1992).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) EUN RUS Yevgeny Sadovy
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Unified Team 1 Gold

Special Notes