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Pavel Poltavtsev

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Biography

Further personal information

Residence
Novotroitsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Orenburg State Pedagogical University: Russia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight in Novotroitsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
Doctors advised his parents to get him involved in the sport to improve his health.
Club / Team
Ekran Aquatics Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve of St. Petersburg [RUS] / Orenburg Regional Centre of Sports Preparation [RUS]:
Name of coach
Olga Baidalova, RUS, from 2004

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Russia

General interest

Hobbies
Cars. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2014)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, US basketball player Michael Jordan, Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He never wears new clothes to a competition. In addition, his coach always wishes him good luck to which he answers, "Good luck is with us." (bezformata.ru, 15 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you overcome yourself at training, you will overcome everyone." (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 11 Apr 2016)

In recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order of Friendship. He was also given the Certificate of Honour of the Orenburg region of Russia. (orenburg-gov.ru, 14 Sep 2012)
Other information
DEDICATION TO HIS MOTHER
He dedicated the gold medal he won in the 100m breaststroke final at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London to his late mother. She passed away on February 11th, 2012, and her death caused him to stop training until June. "This is my mother's medal. I shall go to her tomb and show it to her. I think she will be very happy." (rsport.ru, 09 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2012-09-01 4
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 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2012-09-08 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2012-09-08 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-08 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2013-08-14 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2015-07-15 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2015-07-15 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2015-07-16 13
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2015-07-18 1