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Andrei Gladkov

Swimming
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Biography

Further personal information

Family
Wife Daria, son Mark [2018]
Residence
Volgograd, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Volgograd State Academy of Physical Education: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Volgograd, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to the pool on their doctor's advice. Before he took up swimming he played table tennis, checkers and chess.
Club / Team
Volgograd Regional Centre of Adaptive Sports Development: Russia
Name of coach
Nikolay Biryukov [personal], RUS
Training Regime
He does 10 training sessions per week.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Denmark

General interest

Hobbies
Playing billiards, cars. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his coach. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2020)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When you love your job, it will bear fruit. You have to give yourself completely." (volgograd-trv.ru, 17 Oct 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named among 2019 Best Para Athletes of the Year in the Volgograd region of the Russian Federation. (vpravda.ru, 27 Dec 2019)

In recognition of 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 holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 05 Mar 2021; Athlete, 02 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold medals at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2012-08-30 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2012-08-30 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-02 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-03 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-03 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-04 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-06 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-06 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-08 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-12 2
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2013-08-14 9
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2013-08-15 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2013-08-15 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-16 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2013-08-16 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2015-07-13 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-13 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2015-07-15 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-15 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 2015-07-16 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final 1 2015-07-16 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2015-07-18 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2015-07-18 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2015-07-18 1