Georgy Prokopenko

Georgy Yakovlevich Prokopenko (Russian: Георгий Яковлевич Прокопенко, Ukrainian: Георгій Якович Прокопенко; born 21 February 1937) is a retired Soviet swimmer who competed at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics. In 1964 he won a silver medal in the 200 m breaststroke and finished fourth in the 4 × 100 m medley relay.[2] He won three European titles in these events in 1962 and 1966,[3] and set two world records in the 100 m breaststroke in 1964. Between 1962 and 1964 he also set eight European records in the 4 × 100 m medley relay and in the 100 m and 200 m breaststroke disciplines.[1]

Georgy Prokopenko
Prokopenko in 1966
Personal information
Born (1937-02-21) 21 February 1937
Poltava, Ukraine
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
ClubDynamo Lviv[1]


  1. Е. А. Школьников (2003). Динамо. Энциклопедия. Olma Media Group. p. 211. ISBN 978-5-224-04399-6.
  2. Heorhiy Prokopenko Archived November 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Georgiy PROKOPENKO.

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