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Dmitrii Kokarev

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S2

Further personal information

Residence
Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Accounting - Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics: Nizhny Novgorod, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first went swimming as a baby, and began training in 1996 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to try the sport so he would have something to occupy his free time.
Club / Team
Sormovo: Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Name of coach
Vadim Morozov, RUS

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Nicknames
Dima (inva-pro.com, 02 May 2013)
Hobbies
Reading, chatting with friends on the internet, attending football and ice hockey games in his home city. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov, Russian para-swimmer Albert Bakaev. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Each person achieves what he wants. My life is like stairs, I go upwards." (inva-pro.com, 02 May 2013)
Awards and honours
He received the Second Breath Award at the 2014 Return to Life Awards Ceremony held by the Russian Paralympic Committee. (insidethegames.biz, 05 Dec 2014)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Other information
COACH
He credits his coach Vadim Morozov for providing the guidance and discipline he needed to become successful. "Morozov is like a second father to me. He can scold properly, and lend a hand in difficult moments." (sportnnov.ru, 18 Mar 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 9999
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heats 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heats 8
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heats (S1/2) 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heats 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 2012-09-03 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2012-09-05 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2012-09-07 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2012-09-07 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2013-08-14 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2013-08-16 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final 1 2013-08-16 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final 1 2013-08-16 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2015-07-14 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2015-07-16 9
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 2015-07-18 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final 1 2015-07-18 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2015-07-19 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2015-07-19 2