Andriy Govorov

Andriy Andriyovych Govorov (Ukrainian: Андрій Андрійович Говоров; born 10 April 1992) is a Ukrainian competitive swimmer who holds the world record, European champion (2016 London) and bronze medalist in world championship (2017 Budapest) in 50 meters butterfly.

Andriy Govorov
Govorov in lane 2
Personal information
Full nameAndriy Andriyovych Govorov
National team Ukraine
Born (1992-04-10) 10 April 1992
Sevastopol, Ukraine
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
StrokesButterfly, freestyle
ClubAndriy Govorov
CoachKostiantyn Kartashov
Arilson Silva

Personal life

Govorov was born on 10 April 1992 in Sevastopol, Ukraine. A graduate of the Dnipro Higher School of Physical Culture, in 2016 he also attended the Dnipro National University.


Govorov won a silver medal at the 50 meter butterfly and a bronze medal at the 50 meter freestyle during the 2010 European Short Course Swimming Championships.[1][2] During the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships he again won a silver medal at the 50 meter butterfly.[3]

Between 2011 and 2015, he won three gold medals in the 50 m butterfly at the European Short Course Swimming Championships.

Following the 2014 Russian annexation of his native Crimea Govorov ruled out changing his nationality and continues to compete for Ukraine.[4]

At the 2016 European Aquatics Championships in London, he won the gold medal in the 50 m butterfly (long course). In the semifinals he swam a time of 22.73, which broke his own national and championship records.[5] It was also the fastest time ever swum in a textile swimsuit.[5]

On July 1st, 2018, Govorov broke the long course world record in the 50m butterfly, held for 9 years by Spain's Rafael Muñoz, in a time of 22.27, beating the 2017 world champion in the same event Ben Proud (22.93) and the Dutchman Mathys Goosen (23.55) at the Trofeo Sette Colli held in Rome, Italy. [6]

At the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Govorov won gold in the 50 metre butterfly, in a championship record time of 22.48.[7]


  1. The EC2010 Short Course News Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, 2010 European Short Course Swimming Championships official website (28 November 2010)
  2. FLASH QUOTE Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine, 2010 European Short Course Swimming Championships official website (25 November 2010)
  3. DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 18 Archived 2012-04-01 at the Wayback Machine, Daylife (18 December 2010)
  4. Crimean Swimmer Aims for Gold After Turbulent Times, NBC (11 August 2016)
  5. Race, Loretta (17 May 2016). "Watch The Fastest Textile 50 Butterfly Ever (Andriy Govorov)". Swimswam. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  6. "Andrii Govorov Shatters 50 Fly World Record In 22.27". SwimSwam. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  7. "Ben Proud takes silver in 50m butterfly". Europort. 7 August 2018.
Preceded by
Rafael Muñoz
Men's 50-metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

1 July 2018 – present
Succeeded by
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