Andrei Timoshenko

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Aleksin, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2011 in Aleksin, Russia.
Why this sport?
He was noticed by a para-swimming coach at a local competition for wheelchair racing.
Club / Team
Sports and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled: Tula, RUS
Name of coach
Nadezhda Bashkina, RUS, from 2011
Training Regime
He trains three times a week.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
Qualification Tournament
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Computers. (Athlete, 25 May 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 25 May 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (Athlete, 25 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Any victory begins with belief in yourself. And I have it." (anobezpregrad.ru, 23 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport in Russia. (Athlete, 25 May 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is a result on an illness he suffered at age three. (mk.tula.ru, 10 Jan 2014)
Other information
BUSINESS
He runs an IT supplies shop on the internet. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2014)