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Aleksandr Molkov

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Balakhna, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in September 2013 in Balakhna, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
After completing a gym session he went for a swim in the pool and a swimming coach there approached him about training and competing.
Club / Team
Olympic Physical Education and Health Complex: Balakhna, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Maltseva [personal], RUS
Coach from which country?
Russia
Coach from what year?
2013
Training Regime
He has two training sessions five days a week and another session on Saturdays.

General interest

Hobbies
Sky diving. (progorodnn.ru, 15 Sep 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the S1-S5 50m butterfly at the 2015 IWAS World Games in Sochi, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 16 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Irina Maltseva. (Athlete, 16 Aug 2019)
Hero / Idol
US fitness model and actor Greg Plitt. (Athlete, 16 Aug 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Get over yourself of yesterday. Overtake yourself of yesterday." (progorodnn.ru, 15 Sep 2020)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 05 Mar 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2021)
Impairment
In 2007 he had a motorcycle accident and sustained a spinal cord injury. (progorodnn.ru, 15 Sep 2020; rabbal.ru, 01 Dec 2014)