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Yauhen
Tsurkin
BelarusBelarus, BLR
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 December 1990
Height
182 cm
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Aliaksandra Herasimenia, daughter Sofia [2018]
Residence
Homyel, BLR
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
International Management - Belarusian State University: Minsk, BLR

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 11 in Homyel, Belarus.
Why this sport?
His parents made him take up swimming.
Name of coach
Natalia Sholomitskaya [national]

International Debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Belarus
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Shanghai, CHN

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 50m butterfly at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Russian martial artist Fedor Emelianenko. (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain, no gain. All will be." (Athlete, 11 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (blrswimming.by, 15 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives
His wife Aliaksandra Herasimenia has also represented Belarus in swimming, and won bronze in the 50m freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sputnik.by, 19 Aug 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Aug 2018)
Other information
COACHING
He has worked as a swimming coach at Aliaksandra Herasimenia Swimming Club, which is owned and operated by his wife Aliaksandra in Minsk, Belarus. (Instagram profile, 18 Jul 2018; ag-swim.by, 16 Jul 2018)