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Further Personal Information

Date of birth
02 October 1991
Volgograd, RUS
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education - Ural State Pedagogical University: Yekaterinburg, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age five in Novouralsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to do sports because he was lively and energetic since early childhood. He combined swimming with playing ice hockey until his parents encouraged him to focus on swimming.
Club / Team
Dynamo: Krasnodar, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Izotov [father], RUS

General Interest

Spending time with family, listening to music. (, 11 Dec 2018)
He suffered a shoulder injury in 2014 that ruled him out of the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (, 27 Oct 2014)

In September 2013 he had a nasal septal surgery to improve his breathing. He returned to training a week later. (, 22 Sep 2013)

He had shoulder surgery in August 2012 and returned to training in January 2013. (, 21 Jan 2013;, 11 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Titles are not bought and sold." (, 11 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours
Following the 2012 Olympic Games, he was given the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] of the Russian Federation. (, 02 Aug 2009;, 15 Aug 2012)

In 2008 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (, 2017)
Famous relatives
His aunt Elvira Vasilkova won silver and bronze in swimming at the 1980 Olympic Games. His uncle Aleksandr Buchenkov, Vasilkova's husband, competed in swimming at the 1980 Olympic Games. (, 13 Jul 2011;, 15 Jan 2013)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (, 28 Jul 2017)