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Dzmitry Salei

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Family
Wife Anastasiya
Residence
Belarus
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 11 in Maladzyechna, Belarus.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed the sport.
Name of coach
Gennady Vishnyakov [national], BLR

General interest

Nicknames
Dima (Facebook profile, 19 Feb 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S13 100m butterfly at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian ice hockey player Ruslan Salei. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Order for Service to the Fatherland [third grade] in Azerbaijan. (president.az, 21 Sep 2016)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Raman Salei represented Azerbaijan in Para swimming at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.az, 21 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Impairment
He was born with a vision impairment. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2015)
Other information
BELARUS TO AZERBAIJAN AND BACK
He competed for Belarus at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012, but switched to represent Azerbaijan ahead of the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He has since switched back, and swam for Belarus again at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (paradefsport.by, 20 Aug 2018; insidethegames.biz, 04 Aug 2014; pressball.by, 03 Dec 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heats 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 49 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 49 pts Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heats 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2012-08-31 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 2012-08-31 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-01 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-01 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-02 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 2012-09-07 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2012-09-07 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 2012-09-08 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2012-09-08 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2015-07-14 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2015-07-14 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2015-07-15 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2015-07-15 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2015-07-16 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2015-07-16 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-18 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2015-07-18 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-18 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2015-07-19 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 2016-09-08 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2016-09-08 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 2016-09-10 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2016-09-10 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2016-09-13 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 2016-09-13 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2016-09-14 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2016-09-14 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-16 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-16 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2016-09-17 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2016-09-17 2