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Andrey
Grechin
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 October 1987
Height
199 cm
Weight
99 kg
Residence
Barnaul, RUS
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Human Resources, Management - St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance: Russia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1995 in Barnaul, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His parents introduced him to the sport.

International Debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Short Course Championships
Location
Trieste, ITA

General Interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, reading books, computers, cars. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 30 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
US basketballer Michael Jordan, Russian Greco-Roman wrestler Aleksandr Karelin. (Athlete, 30 Jan 2016)
Injuries
In 2015 he sustained injuries to his back and right knee. (allsportinfo.ru, 11 Aug 2015)

In 2010 and 2015 he was troubled by lung problems. (life.ru, 29 Apr 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2009 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (infosport.ru, 31 Oct 2017)

He received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [first grade] in the Russian Federation, in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (kremlin.ru, 13 Aug 2012)

He was named 2007 Athlete of the Year in Altai region of the Russian Federation. (russwimming.ru, 20 Nov 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He took a break from the sport following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and eventually decided to retire from the sport in October 2017. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2017; rsport.ria.ru, 31 Oct 2017)