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Sergei Shatalov

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Chelyabinsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 11 in Kusa, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His talent was spotted by one of the physical education teachers at his school.
Club / Team
Yunika Swimming Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Chelyabinsk, RUS
Name of coach
Mikhail Uranov [personal], RUS

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Russia
Location
Lignano Sabbiadoro, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Motorsport, travelling by car. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the SB5 100m breaststroke final at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 26 Feb 2020)
Most influential person in career
His adoptive mother. (Athlete, 28 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 28 May 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 30 Apr 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2021)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis that caused malformation of his legs. (ural-meridian.ru, 30 Mar 2020)
Other information
CHARITY
He has worked with the Wings charity foundation for social support of children with an impairment. (74.ru, 30 Mar 2020)