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RAKHIMBEKOVA Aliya
Sport Para swimming
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderWomen
Age22
Place of BirthKaraganda, KAZ
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Karaganda, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2008, at age eight, in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
"I love swimming."
Club / Team
Karaganda Regional Sports School for the Impaired: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Natalia Manokhina [national], KAZ; Evgeniya Rakitina [personal], KAZ
General Interest
Hobbies
Dancing. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Securing her place to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovkin. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 17 Feb 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2021 100m Backstroke S12 1:23.74
10 2021 100m Freestyle S12 1:12.45 
7 2021 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:31.31
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 100m Backstroke S12 1:28.37
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S12 30.98
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:30.68
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S12 1:12.45
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2021 100m Backstroke S12 1:29.60
7 2021 50m Freestyle S12 31.87
6 2021 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:32.56
9 2021 100m Freestyle S12 1:14.91
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 100m Freestyle S13 1:15.60
5 2018 200m Individual Medley SM13 3:13.12
7 2018 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:35.03
10 2018 100m Backstroke S13 1:33.33
8 2018 50m Freestyle S13 33.24