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Andrey Meshcheryakov

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Family
Wife Anastasia, sons Platon and Mark
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture: Moscow, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 1997 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He began the sport as part of his rehabilitation. He played water polo prior to his accident so he was already a strong swimmer.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Most influential person in career
His father Viktor Meshcheryakov. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Piskunov. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He looks at pictures of his family before competing. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 05 Apr 2015)
Other sports
He competed as a Neutral Paralympic Athlete in wheelchair curling at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He placed fifth in the mixed team event, alongside other Russian athletes competing as Neutral Paralympic Athletes. He has also represented the Russian Federation in wheelchair rugby. (paralympic.org, 2018; aqrt.nl, 2017; Athlete, 23 May 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 13 Dec 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a car accident. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 2
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 2012-08-30 7
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 2 2012-08-30 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 1 2012-09-02 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2012-09-05 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2012-09-08 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2012-09-08 2