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Uladzimir Izotau

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Veronica [2018]
Residence
Gomel, BLR
Occupation
Coach
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Francisk Skorina Gomel State University: Belarus

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming as a child, and began training seriously at age 16 in Gomel, Belarus.
Why this sport?
"My mother was a swimmer and competed at national level."
Name of coach
Gennady Vishnyakov [personal], BLR, from 2014

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Belarus
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA

General interest

Nicknames
Tusya (euroradio.fm, 18 Jun 2018)
Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the SB12 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Gennady Vishnyakov. (Athlete, 25 Sep 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (paradefsport.by, 20 Dec 2018; Athlete, 25 Sep 2017)
Famous relatives
His mother competed in swimming at national level. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 25 Sep 2017)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied physical education at the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture in Minsk. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)

MUSICIAN
He plays the drums in the heavy metal band 'Grindzilla'. The band released a self-titled album through Czech music label Bizarre Leprous Production in 2018. (euroradio.fm, 18 Jun 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heats 15
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 9999
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 2012-09-02 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-07 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 3 2012-09-07 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2012-09-08 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final 1 2013-08-13 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 2013-08-13 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-15 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Swim-Off 2013-08-15 9999
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2013-08-18 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-13 9
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final 1 2015-07-17 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2016-09-13 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2016-09-13 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2016-09-17 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2017-12-05 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-05 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2017-12-06 1