Aleksandr Kovalev

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S2, SB2, SM2

Further personal information

Residence
Surgut, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine.
Why this sport?
He met coach Natalia Afanevich on a bus, and she invited him to try the sport.
Club / Team
Ugra Adaptive Sports Centre: Surgut, RUS
Name of coach
Natalia Afanevich [personal]
Training Regime
He trains in the evening every day, and in the morning three days a week.

General interest

Nicknames
Sasha (csi-ugra.ru, 27 Apr 2020)
Hobbies
Reading, supporting Russian football club FC Zenit. (csi-ugra.ru, 27 Apr 2020)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (csi-ugra.ru, 27 Apr 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (csi-ugra.ru, 27 Apr 2020)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a birth trauma that injured his cervical spine. (csi-ugra.ru, 27 Apr 2020; ugra-news.ru, 08 Nov 2018)