Yuri Bashkatov

Yuri Nikolayevich Bashkatov (Russian: Ю́рий Никола́евич Башка́тов; born 20 June 1968) is a former Soviet freestyle swimmer and graduate of the Technical University of Moldova.[1]

Yuri Bashkatov
Personal information
Born (1968-06-20) 20 June 1968
Chișinău, Moldova
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
ClubDynamo Chişinău (1986–1992)[1]

In 1988, he won the national championships in the 100 m freestyle, setting a new Soviet record and qualifying for the Olympics.[2] He competed at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics, winning silver medals in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay on both occasions; in 1988, he also finished fifth in the individual 100 m freestyle.[3] Bashkatov won three medals, including one gold, at the 1989 European Aquatics Championships and 1991 World Aquatics Championships.[4]


  1. Е. А. Школьников (2003). Динамо. Энциклопедия. Olma Media Group. p. 205. ISBN 978-5-224-04399-6.
  2. Башкатов Юрий. ussr-swimming.ru
  3. Iurie Başcatov. sports-reference.com
  4. Yuriy BASHKATOV. les-sports.info
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