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AGALAKOV Roman
Sport Para swimming
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthKonakovo, RUS
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Yekaterina
Residence
Shymkent, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete, Massage Therapist, Photographer
Languages
Russian
Higher education
South Kazakhstan Institute for Humanities: Shymkent, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 2002 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, and began the sport professionally in 2015.
Why this sport?
A doctor advised him to begin swimming due to weakness of his lungs. He switched to the sport professionally after a coach learned that he had low vision and invited him to join the team.
Name of coach
Saniya Asulova [personal], KAZ, from 2015
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Location
Poland
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, playing the guitar, photography. (Athlete, 27 Sep 2017; Instagram profile, 19 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning silver in the 100m butterfly S13 at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2019)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 27 Sep 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 27 Sep 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't be afraid that your life must end, be afraid that it never starts." [John Newman] (VK profile, 01 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 27 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
13 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:02.37 
17 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:28.37 
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S13 26.01
18 2016 100m Freestyle S13 57.72 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2017 100m Butterfly S13 1:00.50
4 2017 50m Freestyle S13 26.44
4 2017 100m Freestyle S13 58.30
5 2017 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:30.40
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S13 5:08.72
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S13 58.65
Heats 2019 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:29.28
8 2019 100m Butterfly S13 1:00.59
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S13 26.25
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:01.30
9 2016 50m Freestyle S13 25.93
18 2016 100m Freestyle S13 58.39
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 400m Freestyle S13 4:44.94
6 2018 100m Freestyle S13 58.37
4 2018 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:23.87
4 2018 100m Butterfly S13 59.94
4 2018 50m Freestyle S13 26.37