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Andrei Shabalin

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment

Further personal information

Family
Wife Irina, son Kirill [2020]
Residence
Kirov, RUS
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009 at age 11 in Kirov, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Bystritsa Sports School: Kirov, RUS
Name of coach
Anna Chikalina [personal], RUS, from 2009

General interest

Hobbies
Playing computer games, taking walks. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
His performance at the 2019 World Series in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, where he finished top 10. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2019; natatoria.com, 23 Mar 2020)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2020)

In 2018 he was named among the 13 Best Athletes of the Year in the Kirov region of the Russian Federation. (kirov-portal.ru, 11 Jan 2019)
Famous relatives
His wife Irina Shabalina [Rudakova] competed in Para swimming at national level and received the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (rsf-id.ru, 01 Jan 2019)