Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nikita Lobintsev

Nikita Lobintsev is a Russian swimmer, specializing in freestyle events. He competed the past two Olympics: in the 2008 Olympics, he won silver medal at the 4x200-m freestyle relay event; in 2012 Olympics he won bronze in the 4x100-m freestyle relay. 

Born: November 21, 1988 in Sverdlovsk, Russia
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 179 lbs

Twitter: twitter.com/LobintsevNikita

Career Highlights:

  • placed 8th in the final of the 2012 Olympics 100-m freestyle event (won by Nathan Adrian, who beat James Magnussen by 0.01 seconds)
  • won silver, 2009 World Championships, 4x200-m freestyle relay long course
  • won 5 medals in 2010 World Championships short course: a gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes
  • won 2 golds and 1 silver at the 2010 European Championships

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