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Sergey
Fesikov
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 January 1989
Height
203 cm
Weight
95 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Anastasia, son Maxim [2014]
Residence
Obninsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French, Russian
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Yaroslavl State University: Russia

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age six in Obninsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He comes from an athletic family [both his parents played volleyball] and grew up swimming and playing other team sports.
Club / Team
Sport School of Olympic Reserve 'Olimp': Obninsk, RUS
Name of coach
Alexey Bachin [club]

International Debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Location
Paris, FRA

General Interest

Hobbies
Reading books, listening to music. (Athlete, 08 Apr 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a world record in the 100m short course individual medley at the 2009 World Cup in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 08 Apr 2017)
Injuries
In late-2016 he suffered an eardrum rupture at training and could not train for three-and-a-half months during a treatment period. The injury hampered his preparation for the Russian Championships in April 2017 and he was unable to qualify for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (ngregion.ru, 28 Nov 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself despite any difficulties, and get pleasure from swimming!" (Athlete, 08 Apr 2017)
Awards and honours
In November 2013 he took part in the torch relay for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (dvnovosti.ru, 06 Nov 2014)

In 2010 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (infosport.ru, 2012; russwimming.ru, 26 Dec 2016)

For his performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he was decorated with the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 13 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His wife Anastasia Fesikova [nee Zueva] won a silver medal in the 200m backstroke at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. His father Vasily Fesikov was a Soviet Master of Sport in volleyball. (rsport.ru, 19 Aug 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2017)
Other information
FURTHER STUDIES
He has studied sports studies at the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russian Federation. (ngregion.ru, 28 Nov 2017)

OLYMPIC PROPOSAL
After competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he and then-girlfriend Anastasia Fesikova [nee Zueva] rode the London Eye. Fesikov bought tickets for the last ride of the day, which took place at midnight. When the couple's compartment reached the top, he proposed marriage to Fesikova, who accepted. (ng58.ru, 14 Aug 2012)