Leonid Kolesnikov

Leonid Nikolayevich Kolesnikov (Russian: Леонид Николаевич Колесников; 27 April 1937 – 17 November 2010)[1] was a Soviet swimmer. He had his best achievements in breaststroke, winning a European title in the 200 m in 1958[2] and setting a world record in the 100 m breaststroke in 1961.[3] He competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in the 400 m freestyle and 4×100 m medley relay and finished in fifth place in the relay, swimming the breaststroke leg.[4] Between 1958 and 1961 he set six European records: three in the 200 m breaststroke and three in the 4×100 m medley relay.[5] In 1962 he won a silver medal in the medley relay at the European championships.[2]

Leonid Kolesnikov
Personal information
Born27 April 1937
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Died17 November 2010 (aged 73)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
ClubCSKA Moscow


  1. Ушел из жизни Л.Н. Колесников. russwimming.ru, 19 November 2010
  2. Leonid KOLESNIKOV. the-sports.org
  3. Record history World records men (50m) Archived 2006-11-27 at the Wayback Machine. swim-city.com
  4. "Leonid Kolesnikov". sports-reference. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  5. СИЛЬНЕЙШИЕ СОВЕТСКИЕ ПЛОВЦЫ. swimmingmasters.narod.ru
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