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Yana Klochkova

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameYana Oleksandrivna•Klochkova
Used nameYana•Klochkova
Original nameЯна Олександрівна•Клочкова
Born7 August 1982 in Simferopol, Krym (UKR)
Measurements182 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsDymano
NOC Ukraine

Biography

Yana Klochkova is the most successful medley swimmer of the first decade of the 21st century. She had her international breakthrough at the 1998 World Championships in Perth, winning a silver medal in the 400 m medley. At the Sydney Olympics, she outclassed her opponents in both medley events, and added a silver in the 800 m freestyle. In 2001 and 2003, she added three world titles in medley events, and one in the 400 m freestyle. At the Athens Games, she retained both her medley titles, becoming the first repeat winner in both events. She concluded her career later in 2004. Apart from the aforementioned titles, Klochkova has also won 6 short course world titles, 10 European titles and 9 European short course titles. Klochkova, who was named Swimmer of the Year in 2004, returned to the Beijing Olympics as the flagbearer of the Ukrainian team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) UKR Yana Klochkova
800 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) UKR Yana Klochkova
200 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) Ukraine 10

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
2000 Summer Olympics 16 September 2000 Swimming (Aquatics) 400 metres Individual Medley, Women Final 4:33.59 1
2000 Summer Olympics 19 September 2000 Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Individual Medley, Women Final 2:10.68 1

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2008 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony UKR Yana Klochkova

Special Notes