Boris Nikitin

Boris Vasilievich Nikitin (Russian: Борис Васильевич Никитин; 5 March 1938 – 20 October 1984) was a Soviet freestyle swimmer. He had his best achievements in the 4 × 200 m relay, in which he set a world record in 1956, and won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics and a gold medal at the 1958 European Aquatics Championships; his team finished eighths at the 1960 Olympics. Individually, he won a European silver medal in the 400 m freestyle in 1958, but did not reach the final in that event at the 1956 Olympics.[1][2]

Boris Nikitin
Personal information
Born(1938-03-05)5 March 1938
Tbilisi, USSR
Died20 October 1984(1984-10-20) (aged 46)
Georgia SSR, USSR
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
ClubDynamo Tbilisi

Between 1956 and 1962 he set five European records in the 4 × 200 m freestyle, 400 m freestyle and 400 m medley events. He won six national titles, in the 400 m (1956–1960) and 1500 m freestyle disciplines (1957).[3][4]


  1. Boris Nik'it'ini Archived 2012-11-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Boris NIKITIN.
  3. Е. А. Школьников (2003). Динамо. Энциклопедия. Olma Media Group. p. 209. ISBN 978-5-224-04399-6.

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