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Sergei Sukharev



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Togliatti, RUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Togliatti, Russian Federation, and switched to Para swimming in 2005.
Why this sport?
He swam before his accident and, once he could walk again, his parents helped him to restart swimming.
Club / Team
Olymp Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.10: Togliatti, RUS
Name of coach
Galina Sukhareva [mother], RUS
Training Regime
He trains six days per week. On every training day, he has two sessions. Each session includes 45 minutes of gym training and 90 minutes of swimming.

International debut

Competing for
World Championships
Montreal, QC, CAN

General interest

Reading books, pigeon keeping. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named among Three Best Male Para Athletes of the Year 2020 in Samara region of the Russian Federation. (, 25 Dec 2020)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 05 Mar 2021)
In June 2004 a truck crashed into the car he was in and he received serious brain injury. He spent three months in hospital and had to learn how to walk and talk again. (, 27 Nov 2020;, 10 Sep 2015)


Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2013-08-14 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-14 6
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-16 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2013-08-16 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2013-08-17 10
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-13 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2015-07-13 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2015-07-16 9
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-19 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2015-07-19 1