Evgeny Korotyshkin: famous Russian swimmer

Evgeny Korotyshkin - swimmer becomes winner of the World Cup and the Olympic Games, a multiple champion in the competition on short water. He swam butterfly, preferring short distances 50 and 100 m, sometimes performed freestyle. Having finished a career athlete, he opened his own diving school, worked as a sports official.

between the kimono and pool

Former captain of the Russian national team in swimming Evgeny Korotyshkin was born in Moscow in 1984. Future Olympic medalist was fortunate to grow up in a very athletic family. Evgeny Leonidovich, his father, swam butterfly at the amateur level, worked as head of security services in a commercial firm.

Evgeny Korotyshkin: famous Russian swimmer

His mother worked trainer and swimming instructor in the sports complex "Olympic" in his youth, while still being Lyudmila Shubina, appeared for the national team, participated in prestigious international competitions.

I swim a little Jack began as early as four years old, but lively and energetic boy a long time to finally decide on their sports preferences. In parallel with the swimming pool, he attended Karate section up to the age of thirteen, and often recalls how he had to run to change the kimono on melting, to have time to start the next swim. After a particularly dramatic case, he finally decided to make a final choice in favor of swimming at the age of fourteen.

The first coach in the biography of Eugene Korotyshkin was his mother, he later became involved in the group, Vladimir Yermakov, Vyacheslav Lukinskogo.

The first exploits of

Spray between swimming and other sports, as a teenager, frustrated karate not immediately attracted the attention of coaches youth teams. However, having started to work hard and methodically, he soon made some progress, in 2001, achieved inclusion in the junior national team for the European Championship.

Here, however, Evgeny Korotyshkin marked not his favorite discipline butterfly, and participation in the relay freestyle, where he was part of the Russian team won the bronze medal of the continent.

The turning point in his career was the Muscovite 2002. It is well made at the national championship, promptly rushed to the elite of the Russian navigation. Yesterday's junior included in the national team to participate in the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, ​​where, however, from him did not expect miracles.

Evgeny Korotyshkin: famous Russian swimmer

We expect that the promising swimmer will gradually gain international experience, feel the atmosphere of the big tournaments. However, Evgeny Korotyshkin came to the start of the competitions in top form and a sensationally won a bronze medal in the 50 meters butterfly.

years of stagnation

A year after the unexpected success of the Moscow swimmer went to his first Olympics in life, which was held in Athens. Here the world's swimming stars gathered in full force and did not want to give way to the podium brash newcomer. Eugene spoke at his usual level, but it was not enough even to get into the finals. Took the tenth place in the semi-finals, Korotyshkin failed to break at the crucial swim. A few seasons after the Olympics swimmer like hiding without showing impressive results, limited to a few medals at the European Championship on short water. However, towards the next Games Evgeny Korotyshkin began to build momentum, showing excellent results in tournaments held in the Olympic year.

A second attempt to

In 2008, he became a two-time European champion, won individual gold in the 100m butterfly, and helped the team win the medley relay 4x100m. In addition, he performed well at the World Championships FINA, becoming, along with partners in the team co-author of the world record in the 4x100m relay.

At the Games in Beijing, Evgeny Korotyshkin considered as one of the contenders for a medal, hoping that he will be able to cling to a place on the podium in the hundred-meter race, will try to pull a relay team.

However, in his second Olympics Eugene he spoke again unsuccessfully. He failed individual discipline after failing to reach the finals in the one hundred meters and fifty dollars. Slightly better things were in the relay.

Evgeny Korotyshkin: famous Russian swimmer

The national team reached the final and the last was fighting for medals, but stopped on the fourth place.


After Beijing, Eugene decided to restart their careers and to change the situation. He accepted the offer of the Serbian swimmer Milorad Pavic, who was looking for a worthy sparring partner and went to Italy to train in a group of authoritative experts Andrea Di Nino.

The results did not come immediately, Eugene was left without medals at the world championships in Rome, but he scored a magnificent form by the end of 2009. He brilliantly played at major tournaments at FINA, set several world records, some of which are not beaten yet.

Evgeny Korotyshkin: famous Russian swimmer

It was believed that he would be able to compete at the World Cup in Shanghai in 2011, but the health of the athlete was shattered by severe food poisoning, and it is a long time recovering from it.

The decisive tournament in Eugene Korotyshkin career was the 2012 Olympics in London. The undisputed favorite of the final swim in the 100-meter butterfly was Michael Phelps, but still a chance to compete for a medal. The battle for silver was between Eugene and South African Chad de Cleo, who tried to follow the unbeaten American in the distance. Korotyshkin skillfully calculate the forces and made a decisive acceleration in the second fifty dollars, ahead of Chad at the finish.

Life after sports

Aware that the Olympics was the silver crown of his career, Eugene soon stopped performing as a professional athlete and focused on their own ambitious projects. One of them is a diving school Evgeny Korotyshkin. It stands out among similar centers for their creative and innovative approach to the training process.

Evgeny Korotyshkin: famous Russian swimmer

Not long ago, an Olympic medalist of London decided to try himself as a sports official who headed the Moscow Federation of swimming.