Denys Sylantyev

Denys Sylantyev

Denys Sylantyev
Denys Sylantyev in 2010
Personal information
Full name Denys Olegovich Sylantyev
Nationality  Ukraine
Born (1976-10-03) 3 October 1976
Zaporizhia, Zaporizhia, Ukraine
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly
Club Spartak, Zaporozhye
Spartak Kyiv
People's Deputy of Ukraine
8th convocation
November 27, 2014 – Present
Elected as: Radical Party, No.12[1]

Denys Olegovich Sylantyev (Ukrainian: Денис Олегович Силантьєв; born 3 October 1976) is a Ukrainian politician and retired swimmer. He competed at four consecutive Olympics between 1996 and 2008 and who won a silver medal in the 200 m butterfly in 2000. At the next Olympics he was the flag bearer for Ukraine.

He won the Mare Nostrum circuit three times: 2000, 2001 and 2002. In 1998 he was named European Swimmer of the Year.

Sylantyev retired from competitions shortly after the 2008 Olympics and focused on politics and development of sport in Ukraine. In the 26 October 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election Sylantyev was as a candidate (placed 8th on the party list) of Radical Party was elected into the Ukrainian parliament.[2]


  1. ^ "People's Deputy of Ukraine of the VIII convocation". Official portal (in Ukrainian).  
  2. ^ Ukraine’s Radical Party of Oleh Lyashko: Facts and Details, RIA Novosti (25/10/2014)
  • Denys Sylantiev.

External links

  • Personal website
Preceded by
Emiliano Brembilla
Swimming World's
European Swimmer of the Year

Succeeded by
Pieter van den Hoogenband
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mare Nostrum Series
Overall Winner

2000 – 2002
Succeeded by
Martina Moravcová