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Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
23 September 1996
184 cm
Vidnoye, RUS
Higher education
Coaching - Moscow State Academy of Physical Education: Malakhovka, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Novotroitsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to a swimming pool.
Club / Team
Dynamo [RUS] / Delfin Youth Health and Educational Centre [RUS]:
Name of coach
Andrey Shishin [personal], RUS, from 2010
Training Regime
He swims between four and eight kilometres a day.

International Debut

Competing for
World Championships
Kazan, RUS

General Interest

Zhenya (VK profile, 30 Jan 2016)
Spending time with friends, playing table tennis. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and a gold medal in the 200m backstroke at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Andrey Shishin. (Athlete, 25 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Aaron Peirsol. (Athlete, 25 Jul 2015)
Following the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where he competed with pain in his shoulder, he had to miss the 2017 Russian Short Course Championships in Kazan, and the 2017 European Short Course Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, while he recovered. (, 15 Nov 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named GQ Russia Sportsman of the Year by the Russian men's culture magazine. (, 20 Sep 2018)

He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (, 23 Jul 2018)

He was named Sportsman of the Year in 2016 and 2017 by the All-Russian Swimming Federation. He shared the award in both years with Anton Chupkov. (, 25 Dec 2017; 24 Dec 2016)

In 2016 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 12 Aug 2016)

For winning bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] from the president of the Russian Federation. (, 26 Aug 2016)

He was named 2015 Male Swimmer of the Year by the All-Russian Swimming Federation. (, 21 Dec 2015)
Famous relatives
His father Mikhail has coached a football team in Magnitogorsk, Russian Federation. (, 23 Aug 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2017)