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Aliya Rakhimbekova

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Karaganda, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Kazakh, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2008, at age eight, in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"I love swimming."
Club / Team
Karaganda Regional Sports School for the Impaired: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Natalia Manokhina [national], KAZ; Evgeniya Rakitina [personal], KAZ

General interest

Hobbies
Dancing. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Securing her place to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovkin. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)