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Evgeny
Drattsev
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 January 1983
Height
180 cm
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Marina, sons Mikhail and Alexander
Residence
Yaroslavl, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Professor
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physiology - Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University: Russia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight in Yaroslavl, Russian Federation. He switched to open water swimming in 1999.
Why this sport?
He was looking for something he could do after school and decided to start swimming because there was a pool close to his home.
Club / Team
Yaroslavl Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.4: Russia
Name of coach
Irina Voronina [personal], RUS, from 1998; Alexander Petryaev, RUS

International Debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Russia

General Interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family, spending time in nature, fishing. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmers Alexander Popov and Vladimir Salnikov. (radiomayak.ru, 22 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named among the three best Russian swimmers for 2014 by the Russian Federation of Swimming. (ria.ru, 18 Jan 2015)

In October 2013 he took part in the Olympic torch relay in Yaroslavl, Russian Federation, ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sovsport.ru, 19 Oct 2013)

In 2012 and 2017 he was named one of the Athletes of the Year in Yaroslavl, Russian Federation. (yarreg.ru, 14 Jan 2013; sport76.ru, 03 Jan 2018)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 02 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as a professor at the chair of physical education theory at Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2016)