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Andrey Krylov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAndrey Ivanovich•Krylov
Used nameAndrey•Krylov
Original nameАндрей Иванович•Крылов
Born10 May 1956 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Measurements189 cm / 83 kg
AffiliationsBurevestnik Leningrad, St. Petersburg (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation


Andrey Krylov made his international début at the 1974 European Championships, where he won silver in the 4×200 freestyle relay and bronze in the 400 freestyle. He competed at his first Olympics in 1976, winning silver in the 4×200 relay. At the 1977 European Championships, Krylov won a full set of medals, gold in 4×200 free relay, silver in 200 free and bronze in the short freestyle relay. At the 1978 World Championships, he added a silver in the 4×200 m freestyle relay. The best international tournament for Krylov was the 1980 Olympics, where he won gold in the 4×200 freestyle and silvers in both the 200 and 400 free. Domestically Krylov was a 12-time Soviet champion – in 1976 and 1978 in 100 free, in 1975-77 in 200 free, in 1976 and 1978 in 4×100 freestyle relay, in 1975-76 and 1978-79 in 4×200 free relay and in 1979 in the medley relay. Krylov retired from sports after the 1980 Olympics and worked as swimming coach and official in St. Petersburg, before working as head of the physical culture department at the St. Petersburg State Transport University from 1997-2008. Since 2008, Krylov has worked as a pro-rector with Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, St. Petersburg.

Personal Best: 100 m freestyle – 52.02 (1976); 200 m freestyle – 1:50.73 (1976); 400 m freestyle – 3:53.24 (1980).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1976 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) URS RUS Andrey Krylov
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 8
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 5
1980 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) URS RUS Andrey Krylov
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

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