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Aleksei Lyzhikhin

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Yelena
Residence
Shatki, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned how to swim at age seven and played water polo for the youth team of Turkmenistan. He took up Para swimming in November 2010 in Shatki, Russian Federation.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, fishing, playing chess, checkers and backgammon. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in S4 50m backstroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is movement. I am moving, therefore I am healthy." (shatki.ru, 23 Apr 2011)
Awards and honours
For his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 18 May 2019; minsport.gov.ru, 28 Dec 2018)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In 2019 he retired from the sport. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2012-08-31 6
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2012-09-02 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2012-09-03 7
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2012-09-03 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2012-09-05 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2012-09-06 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2012-09-07 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-12 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2013-08-12 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2013-08-13 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2013-08-13 4
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final 1 2013-08-16 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2013-08-17 6
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2013-08-18 6
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2013-08-18 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-14 11
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2015-07-15 9
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2015-07-17 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2015-07-17 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2015-07-19 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2015-07-19 3