Oleksandr Sydorenko

Aleksandr Sidorenko
Personal information
Full name Aleksandr Sidorenko
Nickname(s) Sidor
Nationality  Ukraine
Born (1960-05-27) 27 May 1960 (age 54)
Mariupol, USSR (now Ukraine)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Individual medley

Aleksandr Sidorenko (born 27 May 1960 in Mariupol) is a former individual medley swimmer from the USSR. He won the 400 m individual medley at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Сhampion European 1981 Split and World 1982 Guayaquil at a distance 200 m individual medley.

Between 1977 and 1986 he became the USSR champion 20 times. In 1982 he married the bronze medal-winner of the 1980 Olympic Games, Yelena Kruglova.

He was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples (USSR)

He now works as the manager of the water polo team "Ilyichevets."


  • Water polo team "Ilyichevets"

See also


  • YouTube heat 400 IM Olympic Games -80
  • databaseOlympics
  • (Russian) Profile in the Olympic Encyclopedia
  • (Russian) Interview to Alexander in the newspaper
  • (Russian) Interview to Alexander in the newspaper
  • (Russian) Ru.World Heritage Encyclopedia
  • Olympics Statistics and History
Preceded by
United States Graham Smith
Men's 200 metres individual medley
world record holder (long course)

9 July 1978 – 2 August 1978
Succeeded by
United States Steve Lundquist