Born November 16, 1971 in g. Sverdlovsk. Height 200 cm. Weight 90 kg.
Higher education. He graduated from the Volgograd State Institute of Physical Culture.
Type of sport - swimming.
First coach - G. Whitman.
In favor of the "Dinamo", Mr.. Moscow. Trains in g. Canberra, Australia. Trainer - G. Turkish.
. Four-time Olympic champion.
. Devyatnadtsatikratny champion of Europe.
. World record-breaker, and Europe.
. September 20, 2000 at the Olympic Games in Sydney (Australia) won the silver medal in swimming freestyle at a distance of 100 meters for men.
. Awarded the Order of Merit to the Fatherland "II degree (1996).
. Member of the International Olympic Committee.
. Hobbies - books, music.
. Lives in Australia.