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MUSABEKOV Firdavsbek
Sport Para swimming
NPC Uzbekistan   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthAndizhan, UZB
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Andizhan, UZB
Languages
Russian, Uzbek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2008 in Andizhan, Uzbekistan.
Club / Team
Dolphin: Andizhan, UZB
Name of coach
Nodirbek Abdullayev, UZB, from 2008
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Uzbekistan
General Interest
Nicknames
Firdavs (Facebook profile, 14 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the SB13 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nodirbek Abdullayev. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his achievements at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Pride of Uzbekistan honour. (gazeta.uz, 22 Sep 2016)

He has received the title of Master of Sport in Uzbekistan. (Athlete, 26 Sep 2017)
Milestones
He became the first male Para swimmer representing Uzbekistan to win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games when he claimed victory in the SB13 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 26 Sep 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:19.98 
1 2016 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:04.94 
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S13 25.99
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:05.49
Heats 2019 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:22.77
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:18.95
1 2018 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:05.75
6 2018 100m Backstroke S13 1:10.23