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Andrey Meshcheryakov

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

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 Education: Moscow, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 1997 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation. He began curling in 2013, at age 29, in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He began swimming as part of his rehabilitation. He played water polo prior to his accident and was already a strong swimmer. He later discovered a passion for wheelchair curling. "I liked curling, decided to try it, and I was addicted. Moreover, I began to record good results. Curling is called chess on the ice, and as a child I was engaged in chess, it is interesting to me."
Club / Team
Moscow City Team [curling]: Russia
Name of coach
Margarita Nesterova [curling, personal], RUS, from 2013; Anton Batugin [curling, national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Third
Handedness
Right

General interest

Hobbies
Playing chess, playing games with his sons. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)
Most influential person in career
His father Viktor Meshcheryakov. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Piskunov. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 12 Nov 2020)
Other sports
He represented the Russian Federation in Para swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He competed as a Neutral Paralympic Athlete in wheelchair curling at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, placing 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. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Nov 2021; rsport.ria.ru, 13 Mar 2018; aqrt.nl, 2017; Athlete, 23 May 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a car accident. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2021 he graduated with a degree in physiotherapy from the Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. (beijing2022.paralymp.ru, 18 Feb 2022)

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