Yauhen Mikalaevich Tsurkin (Belarusian: Яўген Мікалаевіч Цуркін; Łacinka: Jaŭhien Mikałajevič Curkin; born 9 November 1990) is a Belarusian swimmer, who specialized in sprint freestyle and butterfly events.
Tsurkin at the 2015 European Short Course Championships in Netanya
|Full name||Yauhen Mikalaevich Tsurkin|
|Born||9 November 1990|
Homel, Belarusian SSR
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
Tsurkin qualified for the men's 100 m freestyle, as a member of the Belarusian swimming team, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by attaining a B-standard entry time of 49.62 seconds from the European Championships. He challenged seven other swimmers on the fourth heat, including British-born Paraguayan swimmer Benjamin Hockin. Tsurkin edged out sixth-place finisher Gabriel Melconian Alvez of Uruguay by fifteen hundredths of a second (0.15), outside his qualifying entry time of 50.53 seconds. Tsurkin failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed thirty-fourth out of 60 swimmers in the preliminaries.
At the 2012 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Chartres, France, Tsurkin lowered his national record time to 22.73 seconds, but was barely out touched by France's Frédérick Bousquet for the final top seeding in the semifinals of the men's 50 m butterfly.
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