Andrei Bitkin

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Dzerzhinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age two in Dzerzhinsk, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Zarya Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Dzerzhinsk, RUS
Name of coach
Denis Dorogaev [personal], RUS, from 2013

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Games
Location
Sochi, RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Graffiti painting. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 50m backstroke at the 2015 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports [IWAS] World Games in Sochi, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Denis Dorogaev. (Athlete, 08 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019; Athlete, 08 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2020)