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ASKAR Kuanysh
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderMen
Age33
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Gulmira, son Ayadil, daughter Ayana
Residence
Aktau, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete, Engineer
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"The Club of Adaptive Sports' director, Nuraly Kulyshev, found me and thanks to him I got involved in sports. A year after I had begun sports for the impaired, I became master of sport in Para athletics."
Club / Team
Aktau Sports Club for the Impaired: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Alexander Kabargin, from 2009
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Best Para Athlete in Mangystau region, Kazakhstan. (sport1.kz, 09 Jan 2016)

He has received the titles of Master of Sport of International Class in Para swimming and Master of Sport in Para athletics in Kazakhstan. (sknews.kz, 31 Jul 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics, winning three gold medals at the national championships. (tumba.kz, 31 Dec 2015)
Impairment
He lost his right arm due to an explosion during a New Year celebration in 2000. (tumba.kz, 31 Dec 2015; kaztransoil.kz, 16 Aug 2016)
Other information
ENGINEER
Since 2014, he has worked as engineer with an oil company in the Mangystau region, Kazakhstan. (sknews.kz, 31 Jul 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
12 2016 100m Freestyle S8 1:16.12
11 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:16.24
8 2016 50m Freestyle S8 29.68
Asian Para Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
9 2018 50m Freestyle S8 30.78
7 2018 100m Backstroke S8 1:26.61
10 2018 100m Freestyle S8 1:16.44