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).