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Anuar Akhmetov

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment

Further personal information

Residence
Oral, KAZ
Languages
English, Kazakh, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Eurasian National University: Nur-Sultan, KAZ

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2009 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Name of coach
Aidyn Anapin, KAZ

General interest

Hobbies
Using the internet, watching movies. (Athlete, 26 Sep 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, British swimmer Adam Peaty. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life. In the beginning it was more of a hobby, but it gradually began to mean much more. Now I cannot imagine life without sport and swimming." (yvision.kz, 12 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was Kazakhstan's flag bearer at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, and the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (astana.kz, 18 Apr 2013; myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016; sportx.kz, 27 Sep 2018)

He was named the 2011 Best Paralympic Athlete of Kazakhstan. (sport.gov.kz, 16 Jul 2012)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (kazsports.kz, 20 Dec 2017; Athlete, 26 Sep 2017)
Other information
SUSPENSION
On September 2019 he was suspended for nine months by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] after returning an adverse analytical finding for tuaminoheptane in a urine sample provided on 15 February 2019 after competing at the 2019 World Series event in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. His suspension ran until 14 November 2019. (paralympic.org, 20 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 2012-09-02 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2012-09-05 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 2012-09-08 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 2013-08-13 10
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-15 12
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2013-08-17 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2013-08-18 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2015-07-15 9
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2015-07-16 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2015-07-16 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-18 16
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2015-07-18 10
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 13
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2016-09-08 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2016-09-13 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 2016-09-13 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2016-09-14 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2016-09-14 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-16 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2016-09-17 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2017-12-02 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2017-12-02 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2017-12-05 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-05 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-07 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2017-12-07 4