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LI Dmitriy
Sport Para swimming
NPC Kazakhstan   
Place of BirthPavlodar, KAZ
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Atyrau, KAZ
Athlete, Student
English, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Kazakh Agro Technical University: Nur-Sultan, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
His father enrolled him in swimming lessons to improve his health.
Club / Team
Atyrau Regional Sports Club for the Impaired: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Aleksandr Smoleyev [personal], KAZ; Victor Li [father], KAZ
General Interest
Dima (, 10 Nov 2018)
Listening to music, going out with friends, watching movies and TV series. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 400m freestyle at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father, and his grandfather. (, 10 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (, 10 Nov 2018)
Famous relatives
His father Victor Li used to compete in judo and received the title of Master of Sport in Kazakhstan. (, 10 Nov 2018)
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2019)
He was born with one leg seven centimetres longer than the other. As a child he underwent eight operations to reduce the difference. (, 10 Nov 2018)
Other information
He has studied coaching at Pavlodar State Pedagogical University in Kazakhstan. (, 10 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 400m Freestyle S10  DNS
13 2016 100m Freestyle S10 58.91
12 2016 50m Freestyle S10 26.90
13 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:08.56
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 50m Freestyle S10 26.80
3 2014 100m Freestyle S10 58.20
3 2014 100m Butterfly S10 1:08.32
1 2014 400m Freestyle S10 4:40.34
5 2014 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:52.72
4 2014 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:24.10
3 2014 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  
  2014 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  DSQ
3 2018 100m Butterfly S10 1:07.77
2 2018 100m Freestyle S10 57.97
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:27.99
3 2018 50m Freestyle S10 26.89
1 2018 400m Freestyle S10 4:29.17
4 2018 100m Backstroke S10 1:12.06