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Alexey Fomenkov

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S8, SB6, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Omsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Siberian State University of Physical Education and Sport: Omsk, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1997 in Omsk, Russia.
Why this sport?
His grandfather Bronislav took him to a swimming event and he met coach Valentina Simonova there.
Club / Team
Centre of Paralympic Preparation: Omsk, RUS
Name of coach
Valentina Simonova, RUS, from 1998; Andrey Franchenko, RUS, from 2001

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Hobbies
Taking walks, going to the cinema with friends, computer games. (infocenter2014.ru, 23 Jul 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
His coach, his family. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The goal justifies the means." (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (paraswim.ru, 19 May 2014)

For his performance at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, he was awarded the Order of Friendship by the president of Russia. (kremlin.ru, 01 Oct 2009)
Other information
FAITH IN COACHES
He and his coaches continue to correct and improve his swimming. "Technique, endurance and speed, I work on all of them. My coaches know my merits and shortcomings. I trust them as much as I trust myself." (infocenter2014.ru, 23 Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heats 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 9999
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2012-09-04 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2012-09-05 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2013-08-12 9
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final 1 2013-08-13 4
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final 1 2013-08-16 3