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Alexander Chekurov

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Family
Wife Svetlana, daughters Anastasia and Yelizaveta, sons Timofey, Nikolay, Leonid and Ilya
Residence
Volgograd, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training professionally in 2006 in Volgograd, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
The chairman of the Society for the Blind in the Volgograd region of Russia called him and offered him the chance to try different sports. He went to the pool and got acquainted with coach Oleg Zhidko, who encouraged him to take up swimming seriously.
Club / Team
Volgograd Regional Centre of Adaptive Sports Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Oleg Zhidko, RUS

General interest

Nicknames
Sasha (rodgor-vlg.ru, 17 Nov 2015)
Hobbies
Music. (rodgor-vlg.ru, 17 Nov 2015)
Injuries
After the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, he underwent meniscus surgery and did not compete for three years. (rodgor-vlg.ru, 17 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named among the 10 Best Athletes with an Impairment in the Volgograd region of Russian Federation in 2014. (rodgor-vlg.ru, 21 Jan 2015)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fss.org.ru, 28 Dec 2015)

For his performance at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] by the president of Russia. (rg.ru, 03 Dec 2009)
Impairment
He lost his sight in one eye at age five, and became completely blind at age 21. (vdv-s.ru, 05 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Heat 2 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-08-31 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-08-31 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2012-09-01 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-09-01 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Heat 2 2012-09-06 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-13 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-15 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Final 1 2013-08-16 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2015-07-13 9
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2015-07-17 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-17 4