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Roman Makarov

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age six in Minsk, Belarus.
Why this sport?
His father, who is also visually impaired, encouraged him to become a swimmer.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Vadim Labokha [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships

General interest

Nicknames
Roma (VK profile, 11 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and silver at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
For his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 18 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2019)
Other information
CHANGE OF ALLEGIANCE
He represented Belarus at the Paralympic Games in 2000, 2004 and 2008. In 2010 he moved to train in Moscow and later began competing for the Russian Federation. (sb.by, 25 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 49pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 49pts Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-04 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-04 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2012-09-05 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2012-09-05 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-07 8
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-12 11
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final 1 2013-08-13 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2013-08-13 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Swim-Off 2013-08-15 9999
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-15 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-15 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2013-08-17 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2015-07-15 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2015-07-15 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 1 2015-07-19 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2015-07-19 2