Swimmer who specialized in the butterfly and won gold medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
He won the Junior European Championships in the butterfly in 1990 and 1991.
He competed in the 2000 Olympics but didn't medal.
He grew up in Volgograd, Russia.
Olympic figure skater Evgeni Plushenko also grew up in Volgograd.