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Vali Israfilov

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Baku, AZE
Occupation
Student
Languages
Azerbaijani, English, Russian
Higher education
Electrical Engineering - Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University: Baku, AZE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 2008 at age six in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Why this sport?
He began swimming after a doctor's recommendation.
Club / Team
Sarhadchi Swimming Club: Baku, AZE
Name of coach
Rashad Aliyev [personal], AZE

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, spending time with friends, reading books. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Rashad Aliyev, and his father. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
British swimmer Adam Peaty, musician Nicki Minaj. (insidethegames.biz, 01 Sep 2021; Athlete, 06 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, he received the Order for Service to the Fatherland [first class] from the president of Azerbaijan. (president.az, 06 Sep 2021)

In 2017 he received the title of Master of Sport in Azerbaijan. (Athlete, 15 Mar 2021)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied swimming internationally for Azerbaijan. (Athlete's coach, 04 Mar 2020; trend.az, 12 Feb 2019)