International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees By Country (Soviet Union)

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Alexander Dolgushin - 2010 Water Polo Player
Known as “Ivanych” to his teammates and “Killer” to his esteemed opponents, Alexander Dolgushin was one of the most feared defensive players during the 1960s and 1970s. Coaches praised his ability to oppose the most powerful opponents leading to his crowd-attention rivalry with Hungary’s giant scorer,Istvan Szivos, Jr., at the 1972 Olympic Games, resulting in the gold medal for his team.
Olga Sedakova - Synchronized (Artistic) Swimmer
The sport of synchronized swimming had been around since the early 20th century when Annette Kellerman and Katherine Curtis were the first performers of the growing sport, but it did not come to the Soviet Union until decades later. When Olga Sedakova was about nine-years-old, she and her twin sister came upon synchronized swimming by pure chance.