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AKHMETOV Anuar
Sport Para swimming
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthAqmola, KAZ
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Oral, KAZ
Languages
English, Kazakh, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Eurasian National University: Nur-Sultan, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2009 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Name of coach
Aidyn Anapin, KAZ
General Interest
Hobbies
Using the internet, watching movies. (Athlete, 26 Sep 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, British swimmer Adam Peaty. (Athlete, 30 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life. In the beginning it was more of a hobby, but it gradually began to mean much more. Now I cannot imagine life without sport and swimming." (yvision.kz, 12 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was Kazakhstan's flag bearer at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, and the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (astana.kz, 18 Apr 2013; myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016; sportx.kz, 27 Sep 2018)

He was named the 2011 Best Paralympic Athlete of Kazakhstan. (sport.gov.kz, 16 Jul 2012)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (kazsports.kz, 20 Dec 2017; Athlete, 26 Sep 2017)
Other information
SUSPENSION
On September 2019 he was suspended for nine months by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] after returning an adverse analytical finding for tuaminoheptane in a urine sample provided on 15 February 2019 after competing at the 2019 World Series event in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. His suspension ran until 14 November 2019. (paralympic.org, 20 Sep 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S12 1:15.89
Heat 2012 100m Backstroke S12 1:13.43
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S12 26.90
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:15.09
19 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:06.43 
4 2016 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:09.17 
8 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:09.11
13 2016 50m Freestyle S12 25.89 
17 2016 100m Freestyle S13 56.63 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2013 100m Butterfly S12 1:11.28
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S12 26.27
7 2013 100m Backstroke S12 1:12.70
6 2013 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:13.44
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S12 1:08.53
3 2015 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:08.48
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S12 25.86
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S13 59.22
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S13 1:06.07
6 2017 100m Backstroke S12 1:12.76
6 2017 50m Freestyle S12 26.21
2 2017 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:12.09
4 2017 100m Freestyle S12 59.85
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
17 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:08.07
10 2016 50m Freestyle S12 26.00
5 2016 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:10.42
21 2016 100m Freestyle S13 59.29
12 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:11.75
14 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:35.86
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 50m Freestyle S12 26.09
2 2014 400m Freestyle S12 5:18.22
2 2014 100m Freestyle S12 58.20
1 2014 100m Backstroke S12 1:09.38
1 2014 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:29.07
1 2014 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:10.41
1 2014 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points  
3 2014 100m Butterfly S12 1:07.37
1 2014 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 4:23.95
8 2018 100m Freestyle S13 1:00.08
10 2018 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:41.55
2 2018 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:08.62
9 2018 100m Backstroke S13 1:15.69
11 2018 100m Butterfly S13 1:14.81
2 2018 50m Freestyle S12 26.21