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Andrei Nikolaev

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Salavat, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Ufa State Petroleum Technical University: Salavat, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Salavat, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"At first for health, and then I got hooked."
Club / Team
Bashkortostan Republican Adaptive Sports School of Paralympic Reserve: Ufa, RUS
Name of coach
Fanil Kiraev [personal], RUS, from 2008

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Russia
Location
Prague, CZE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals and one bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 27 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (Athlete, 27 May 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 09 Sep 2020)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2021)