Kristian Gkolomeev
Kristian  Gkolomeev

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Athens, Greece

High School:
Heraklion-Crete

Height:
6-6

Event:
Freestyle

Experience:
1L



03/29/2015

6 Men's Swimmers Combine for 21 All-America Honors Following 10th Place NCAA Finish

The Crimson Tide's overall total of 21 is the most since the 2004 team tallied 24 All-America honors

03/29/2015

Swimming and Diving Earns Top-10 NCAA Finish; Kristian Gkolomeev Wins NCAA 100 Freestyle

Alabama earns its first top-10 team finish since 1994 and Gkolomeev's second individual NCAA title

03/28/2015

NCAA CHAMPION: Kristian Gkolomeev Wins NCAA 100 Freestyle

The sophomore becomes the first Alabama swimmer to win the NCAA 100 freestyle championship since current Associate Head Coach Jonty Skinner won the 100 for the Crimson Tide as a freshman in 1975

03/27/2015

Swimming and Diving Takes 200 Medley Relay Silver Medal at NCAA Championships

Alabama exploded in the 200 medley relay, slashing six-tenths off the school record set earlier in the day during prelims and posting the best relay finish in school history

03/26/2015

Men's Swimming and Diving in Fifth after Day One of NCAA Championships

The Crimson Tide posts three top-five finishes on day one of the national championships, including a silver-medal swim by sophomore Kristian Gkolomeev

Alabama Highlights:
2014 - Summer:
Finished seventh in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2014 European Championships with a time of 21.96 to set the school long course meters record ... also turned in a 16th place performance in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2014 European Championships with a time 49.49.

2014 - Freshman:
Won the NCAA championship and earned All-American honors in 50 freestyle after lowering his own school-record with a time of 18.95 ... first Alabama swimmer to win the NCAA 50 freestyle title and the first to go under 19 seconds in the 50 ... earned honorable mention All-American honors in the 100 freestyle after a 13th place finish at the NCAA Championships while swimming a career-best time of 42.47 in the prelims to move into second all-time at Alabama ... All-American in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays after posting top-eight finishes in both at the NCAA Championships ... part of the Tide's 200 medley relay that set a school record at the NCAA Championships with a 1:24.47 ... posted a fourth place finish at the SEC Championships in the 50 freestyle while breaking the Alabama school record with a time of 19.23 ... finished seventh at the SEC Championships in the 100 freestyle ... scored in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, taking 23rd place with a time of 47.77 to rank seventh all-time at Alabama ... part of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays that posted school records at the SEC Championships, both shaving more than two and a half seconds off the previous marks ... Second Team All-SEC ... joined the Tide for the spring semester and went undefeated 50 freestyle during the regular season ... won his lone regular-season attempt in the 100 freestyle against Georgia.

Prep Highlights:
Competed for Greece in the 2012 Olympic Games in London where he placed 31st in the 100-meter freestyle ... placed 24th in the 50m freestyle at the 15th FINA World Championships with a time of 22.62, making him the second-youngest swimmer to finish in the top 25 of the event ... placed fourth in the 50m freestyle at the 2012 European Championships with a time of 22.22.

Personal Information:
Full name: Kristian Gkolomeev ... son of Kristina and Tsvetan Gkolomeev ... brothers, Nikola and Ivan ... human performance exercise science major ... born July 4, 1993.

Top Times:
50 freestyle 18.95 SR
100 freestyle 42.47
100 butterfly 47.77

     
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