|National team Ukraine
Height 1.76 m
Weight 72 kg
|Strokes Butterfly, medley|
Club Fenerbahce Swimming
Name Serkan Atasay
|Full name Serhiy Anatoliyevich Serhieiev|
Born 11 March 1970 (age 45) (1970-03-11) Zaporizhia, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Coach Oleksandr Yaremenko (UKR)
Avrupa kisa kulvar yuzme sampiyonasi 2009 i stanbul serkan atasay 100mt ferdi karisik
Serhiy Anatoliyevich Serhieiev (also Serkan Atasay, Ukrainian: Сергій Анатолійович Сергеєв; born March 11, 1970) is a Ukrainian-born Turkish swimmer, who specialized in butterfly and individual medley events. He is a three-time Olympian (1996, 2004, and 2008), a multiple-time Ukrainian champion, and a five-time Turkish record holder. He is also a member of Fenerbahçe Swimming.
Atasay's Olympic debut came as a member of the Ukrainian team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. At that event he placed 23rd in the 200m individual medley with a time of 2:06.30.
Eight years later, Atasay qualified again for the 200m individual medley by clearing a FINA B-cut of 2:03.01 at the Ukrainian Open Championships in Kiev. Swimming in heat four, he edged out Barbados' Bradley Ally to take a third spot and 22nd overall by 0.03 of a second in 2:03.26.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Atasay, under a different name, represented Turkey as Serkan Atasay. He qualified for the third straight time in the 200m individual medley by achieving a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:04.56 from the Acropolis Grand Prix in Athens, Greece. He competed against six other swimmers in the second heat, including two-time Olympian Miguel Molina of the Philippines. Atasay came sixth. Atasay failed to advance into the semi-finals, as he placed 42nd overall in the preliminary heats.