Men's Swimming

    Fesenko Shines at FINA World Championships

    Go Hoosiers! IU student coach Sergiy Fesenko reached the finals in two events at the World Championships.
    Go Hoosiers!
    IU student coach Sergiy Fesenko reached the finals in two events at the World Championships.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 2, 2007

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana student coach Sergiy Fesenko had a stellar showing at the FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, reaching the championship finals in two events at the meet, which lasted from March 17-April 1.

    Fesenko, a native of Kiev, Ukraine, turned in his best showing in the 800-meter freestyle on March 28. Fesenko finished seventh in the heats of the event with a national-record time of 7:52.64 on March 27, then moved up to sixth in the next day's finals with a time of 7:53.43.

    On March 25, the opening day of the swimming portion of the World Championships, Fesenko competed in the 400-meter freestyle, touching in 3:48.50 for seventh in the heats. Fesenko dropped a hundredth of a second off his time in the evening's finals session, finishing eighth overall.

    Fesenko, who earned five All-America certificates in his two-year Hoosier career, capped his World Championships appearance with a 13th-place finish in the 1,500-meter freestyle on March 31 with a time of 15:08.05.

    Fesenko, who competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics for the Ukraine, turned in personal-best finishes in each of his three events at the World Championships. He reached finals at the meet for the first time in his career.

     

     

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