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Aleksandr Nevolin-Svetov

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Vilena, daughter Nicole
Residence
Ufa, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Rostov-na-Donu Institute of Physical Education and Sport: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 10 in Shakhty, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Ufa Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.18: Russia
Name of coach
Igor Tveryakov, RUS

General interest

Nicknames
Sasha (shakhty-media.ru, 08 Oct 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The most important thing is to have a goal in life. I know many people who sit at home and perish within four walls. But once you achieve success you will be proud of yourself, and pride is a very strong feeling." (ufa.kp.ru, 17 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fss.org.ru, 28 Dec 2015)

In recognition of his performance at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, he was awarded with the Order of Friendship in 2009 and the Order of Honour in 2012. (brsbs.ru, 2012)

He has been given the 75 Years of the Rostov Region memorial medal during his career. (shakhty-media.ru, 08 Oct 2012)
Impairment
He as 10% vision in his right eye and 3% vision in his left eye. He began to lose his vision at age 16. The complicated operation he needed on his retinas was not available in the Rostov region of Russia where his family lived, so he had the operation performed at a clinic in Volgograd. His grandmother and mother financed the operation, which meant he kept part of his vision. (brsbs.ru, 2012)
Other information
DOUBLE TAKE
His two-part family name is unusual in Russian culture. His great great grandfather, whose family name was Nevolin, moved to the Rostov region before the Russian revolution. He married a woman named Svetova, and the couple went by the name Nevolin-Svetov. (ufa.kp.ru, 17 Sep 2012)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied at the Bashkir State Pedagogical University in Ufa, Russian Federation. (vancouverexpress.ca, 13 Oct 2011; old.brsbs.ru, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 49pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 49pts Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-04 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-09-04 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2012-09-05 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-07 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-12 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-12 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 2013-08-14 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final 1 2013-08-14 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-15 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-15 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2013-08-17 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2015-07-15 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2015-07-15 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2015-07-18 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-18 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-18 4