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Nurali Sovetkanov

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Öskemen, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Kazakh, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009, at age six, in Oskemen, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in the sport.
Club / Team
Oskemen Sports Club for People with Impairments: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Kirill Shmurygin [personal], KAZ

General interest

Hobbies
Skiing, running, skating, snowboarding. (Athlete, 27 Feb 2019, 19 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Securing his place to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his first coach Maksim Filimonov. (Athlete, 27 Feb 2019, 19 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Russian wrestler Aleksandr Karelin, Russian swimmer Aleksandr Popov, US swimmer Michael Phelps, US boxers Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor. (Athlete, 27 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 27 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)