Danil Haustov

Danil Haustov (born December 13, 1980) is an Estonian former swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle events.[1] He set an Estonian record of 1:27.06, as a relay swimmer, in the 4×50 m freestyle at the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Rijeka, Croatia.[2] Haustov is also a member of Kohtla-Järve Water Sport Club in Tallinn, and is coached and trained by Aleksandr Abel.

Danil Haustov
Personal information
Full nameDanil Haustov
National team Estonia
Born (1980-12-13) 13 December 1980
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
ClubKohtla-Järve Water Sport
CoachAleksandr Abel

Haustov made his first Estonian team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He qualified for two swimming events by attaining B-standard entry times of 23.08 (50 m freestyle) and 50.42 (100 m freestyle).[3][4] In the 100 m freestyle, Haustov raced to sixth place on the fifth heat and thirty-fifth overall by 0.35 of a second behind Finland's Matti Rajakylä in a time of 51.02.[5] In his second event, 50 m freestyle, Haustov set his personal best of 23.52 seconds, but rounded out the sixth heat to last place and forty-ninth overall by 0.02 of a second behind Chinese Taipei's Wang Shao-an.[6]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Haustov qualified for the second time in the 100 m freestyle by clearing a FINA B-cut of 50.37 from the 2008 European Aquatics Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands.[7][8] He challenged seven other swimmers on the fourth heat, including Kenya's Jason Dunford and Papua New Guinea's Ryan Pini, both of whom later reached the butterfly final. Haustov rounded out the field to last place by 0.18 of a second behind Romania's Norbert Trandafir in 50.92 seconds, just a tenth of a second off his time set in Athens. Haustov failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed fifty-first out of 64 swimmers in the prelims.[9]


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Danil Haustov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  2. "2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships (Rijeka, Croatia) – Men's 4×50m Freestyle Relay Final" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  3. "Swimming – Men's 50m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 6)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  4. "Swimming – Men's 100m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 5)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  5. "Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 5". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. "Men's 50m Freestyle Heat 6". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  7. "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 100m Freestyle" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 7. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  8. "2008 LEN European Aquatics Championships (Eindhoven, Netherlands) – Men's 100m Freestyle Heats" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  9. "Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 4". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
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