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GLADKOV Andrey
Sport Para swimming
NPC RPC   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthVolgograd, RUS
Height1.79 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Daria, son Mark [2018]
Residence
Volgograd, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Volgograd State Academy of Physical Education: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Volgograd, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to the pool on their doctor's advice. Before he took up swimming he played table tennis, checkers and chess.
Club / Team
Volgograd Regional Centre of Adaptive Sports Development: Russia
Name of coach
Nikolay Biryukov [personal], RUS
Training Regime
He does 10 training sessions per week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Denmark
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing billiards, cars. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his coach. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2020)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When you love your job, it will bear fruit. You have to give yourself completely." (volgograd-trv.ru, 17 Oct 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named among 2019 Best Para Athletes of the Year in the Volgograd region of the Russian Federation. (vpravda.ru, 27 Dec 2019)

In recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 05 Mar 2021; Athlete, 02 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold medals at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 09 Mar 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 100m Backstroke S7 1:14.26
3 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  
8 2012 100m Freestyle S7 1:06.04
Heat 2012 50m Freestyle S7 31.84
3 2012 400m Freestyle S7 4:46.76
2 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  Q
18 2021 100m Freestyle S8 1:07.33
9 2021 400m Freestyle S7 5:16.36
4 2021 100m Backstroke S7 1:10.58
5 2021 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:54.34
1 2021 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:06.59
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 400m Freestyle S7 4:39.19
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S7 30.64
3 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:46.32
2 2013 100m Backstroke S7 1:11.79
6 2013 100m Freestyle S7 1:05.66
5 2015 100m Freestyle S7 1:03.54
1 2015 400m Freestyle S7 4:46.72
3 2015 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:40.45
1 2015 100m Backstroke S7 1:09.70
1 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  
5 2019 400m Freestyle S7 4:47.65
2 2019 100m Backstroke S7 1:09.60
6 2019 100m Freestyle S7 1:03.06
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S7 34.16
4 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:52.03
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 400m Freestyle S7 4:49.80
4 2014 50m Freestyle S7 29.35
2 2014 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:43.62
1 2014 100m Backstroke S7 1:10.13
3 2014 100m Freestyle S7 1:04.19
2 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:11.45
17 2016 50m Butterfly S7 41.11
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:48.19
11 2016 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:53.55
1 2016 400m Freestyle S7 4:52.52
4 2016 100m Freestyle S7 1:04.28
1 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:10.60
12 2016 50m Freestyle S7 32.61