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Dmitriy Li

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Atyrau, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Kazakh Agro Technical University: Nur-Sultan, KAZ

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
His father enrolled him in swimming lessons to improve his health.
Club / Team
Atyrau Regional Sports Club for the Impaired: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Aleksandr Smoleyev [personal], KAZ; Victor Li [father], KAZ

General interest

Nicknames
Dima (obozrenie.kz, 10 Nov 2018)
Hobbies
Listening to music, going out with friends, watching movies and TV series. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 400m freestyle at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father, and his grandfather. (obozrenie.kz, 10 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (obozrenie.kz, 10 Nov 2018)
Famous relatives
His father Victor Li used to compete in judo and received the title of Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (obozrenie.kz, 10 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2019)
Impairment
He was born with one leg seven centimetres longer than the other. As a child he underwent eight operations to reduce the difference. (obozrenie.kz, 10 Nov 2018)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has studied coaching at Pavlodar State Pedagogical University in Kazakhstan. (obozrenie.kz, 10 Nov 2018)