VIDEO INTERVIEW: Arkady Vyatchanin On Representing Serbia and Settling in Florida

Photo Courtesy: Azaria Basile

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ORLANDO- The swimmer without a country, Arkady Vyatchanin, seems to finally have a new country’s colors to wear. After a falling out with his homeland of Russia, Vyatchanin has spent the past two years seeking citizenship elsewhere. After establishing residency in Serbia, he looks to be on his way to representing them in Rio in 2016. Here he talks waiting to be approved by FINA, how training with Gregg Troy is going, and recovering from a foot injury. Vyatchanin was second in last night’s 100 back with a 54.23 and is seeded second in tonight’s 200 back.

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9 years ago

I just hope everybody else leave Russia too. Good luck in the new country. You are great swimmer.

Bill Bell
9 years ago

Right. All the best in your new home but you’ve got. a tough road to hoe to get back to medal-contender status. However, if anybody can help you attain your Olympic goals/dreams its Coach Troy and his staff so go for it, Arkady and may the Force (and a couple of prs come Rio be with you.

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