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Vitaliy
Khudyakov
KazakhstanKazakhstan, KAZ
Male
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
07 August 1994
Height
186 cm
Weight
78 kg
Residence
Aktobe, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism: Almaty, KAZ

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age seven in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Club / Team
Regional School of Supreme Sports Skill: Taldykorgan, KAZ
Name of coach
Evgeny Khudyakov [father]; Beken Taspayev, KAZ, from 2012

General Interest

Hobbies
Reading, playing online games. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing first in the 36km race at the 2014 Grand Prix in Capri-Naples, Italy. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 08 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Soviet swimmer Vladimir Salnikov. (Athlete, 08 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have at least one more attempt, you have not lost yet." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (kazsports.kz, 20 Dec 2017; Athlete, 15 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2017)