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Evgeny Zimin

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Taganrog, RUS
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Rostov-na-Donu Institute of Physical Education and Sport: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven in Taganrog, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His parents introduced him to the sport for general physical and mental development.
Club / Team
Rostov Regional Centre of Olympic Preparation No.1: Russia
Name of coach
Alexei Polyakov [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, watching movies. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver and a bronze at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Alexei Polyakov. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
For his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 12 Sep 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 05 Jun 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 7
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 9999
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 3 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2012-08-30 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 2012-08-30 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2012-09-01 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2012-09-01 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-02 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2012-09-05 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-08 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2015-07-13 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 2015-07-13 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2015-07-14 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final 1 2015-07-14 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2015-07-15 9
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2015-07-18 1