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Nikita
Lobintsev
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 November 1988
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Engineering - Ural State Mining University: Yekaterinburg, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age 10 in Novouralsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His school class went to a swimming pool for an introductory lesson. He spent 20 minutes in the water and decided that he wanted to continue the sport.
Club / Team
Trojan Swim Club: United States
Name of coach
David Salo [club], USA

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Budapest, HUN

General Interest

Hobbies
Cars, surfing, snowboarding. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (life-nation.ru, 06 Sep 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his first coach Alexander Kibenko. (Athlete, 16 Feb 2016)
Injuries
He suffered tonsillitis and took antibiotics for 10 days before the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (life-nation.ru, 06 Sep 2017)

In 2015 he underwent surgery on his right shoulder. (allsportinfo.ru, 14 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He received the Orders for Merits to the Fatherland [first and second grade] of the Russian Federation, in recognition of his performances at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. (kremlin.ru, 13 Aug 2012; kremlin.ru, 02 Aug 2009)

In 2008 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (infosport.ru, 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2016)
Other information
LOBINTSEV SCHOOL
In 2017 he opened a swimming school named after him in Yekaterinburg and a branch in Moscow, Russian Federation. (oblgazeta.ru, 26 Jan 2017; lobintsev.ru, 2017)