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Yerzhan Salimgereyev

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Atyrau, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Higher education
Management Information Systems - Atyrau University of Oil and Gas: Kazakhstan

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2011 in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
He went to a local club for people with impairments to improve his health. After meeting the coaches, he chose swimming from the sports that were available at the club.
Club / Team
Atyrau Para Sports Club: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Damir Yeshenkulov [club], KAZ; Nurlan Zhumagaziyev [personal], KAZ, from 2014

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Kazakhstan

General interest

Hobbies
Volunteering, driving, football. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019, 19 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the S6 50m freestyle and S6 100m freestyle at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021; ru.sputniknews.kz, 06 Nov 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nurlan Zhumagaziyev, and his friends. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019, 19 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Russian mixed martial arts [MMA] fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only forward." (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Athlete of the Year in the Atyrau region of Kazakhstan. (pricom.kz, 26 Dec 2018)

In December 2016 he received the Breakthrough of the Year award at the Athletes' Ball in Atyrau region. (azh.kz, 27 Dec 2016)

In 2017 he received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (100esim.el.kz, 07 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To win medals at the Paralympic Games and the world championships. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Impairment
In 1999 he was electrocuted in a transformer box while playing hide-and-seek with his friends. His right leg and left arm were amputated as result of his injuries. (express-k.kz, 22 Apr 2020; azh.kz, 19 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2017-12-04 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-04 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2017-12-06 9999
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2017-12-07 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-07 8