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Old 09-08-2016
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Who's that guy? Can anybody translate his name?

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Do you mean Popov? Or some other Russian guy? Popov is Aleksandr Popov, one of the greatest sprinters ever. As far as I know he never swam anything but the 100 and 50 meter races in international competition. He started out as a backstroker, it seems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Popov_(swimmer)
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Do you mean Popov? Or some other Russian guy? Popov is Aleksandr Popov, one of the greatest sprinters ever. As far as I know he never swam anything but the 100 and 50 meter races in international competition. He started out as a backstroker, it seems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Popov_(swimmer)
No, of course I didn't mean Popov :)

I meant the guy swimming at the beginning of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHq6oJfHmZA

his right arm catch is very interesting. Someone calls it "meat hook" but here it is coupled with an asymmetric loping stroke.

So does anybody know his name?

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Salvo

I have posted a query in the comments. I hope I will get a reply.

Richard
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Who's that guy? Can anybody translate his name?
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His name is Ilya Nikitin. I found his named mentioned once on this wikipedia page

All I could find about him on the internet is his short profile on this page (in russian, first on second row). Presently he seems to be teaching kids swim in city Barnaul, central/Siberian part of Russia.
Here is his picture.
I could try more and probably dig up his contacts if anyone is interested, let me know.

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And translate the voice over. I only picked up the word symmetry
Zenturtle, It would be my pleasure to help. I could try to figure out how to add cc to the Youtube video, or just post the translation here. Please let me know time frame of the url you'd like translated.

Going to swimming pool now to enjoy my "catch and push" drills :)
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Just post the summary of everything he says there.
Why is he is swimming like he does
advantages
disadvantages
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His name is Ilya Nikitin. I found his named mentioned once on this wikipedia page

All I could find about him on the internet is his short profile on this page (in russian, first on second row). Presently he seems to be teaching kids swim in city Barnaul, central/Siberian part of Russia.
Here is his picture.
Thanks kirill! Unfortunately I couldn't find any other videos of Ilya Nikitin on internet, I must say that his style is very intriguing. I tried to imitate it today for fun but I guess it's not my cup of tea :)

Thanks again,
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Salvo

I have posted a query in the comments. I hope I will get a reply.

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Thanks Richard! Kirill found it.

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What a coincidence, he was chosen for the ultimate loping distance, the 200m.
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Just post the summary of everything he says there.
Why is he is swimming like he does
advantages
disadvantages
Ok. Just to clarify. Narrator is another guy nothing to do with the swimmer. my guess he using the old footage with Nikitin as a demonstration. Here is my translation. I found it is not so much informative, though:

"
Technique of freestyle with 6-beat kick, suitable for medium and long range distance is demonstrated by Ilya Nikitin.
Pay attention to peculiar way and moving rhythm of hands and feet. Shoulders make assymetric movements with emphasis on one hand's water catch. This is an individual characteristic of the technique. It helps prolong and reinforce the beginning of the stroke, additionally activate core muscels for the stroke phase and take a breath.
Breaking up in phases:
0:37 Gripping water with one hand while the other hand exits water
0:45 Beginning of the stroke, pull with one hand while the other hand recovers above water
0:52 Second half of the stroke: Keep pulling while the other hand enters and establishes grip of water
1:40 Breathing and kicking is coordinated with the rhythm dictated by the assymetry of hand's movement. This assymetry is common between middle and long-distance swimmers. Some elite world class swimmers have it too. Usually it increaces the stroke efficency and storke length.

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Hope that helps. I wonder how you found this video.
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ok. thanks.
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