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COVALIOV Alexandr
Sport Para swimming
NPC Moldova   
GenderMen
Age38
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Languages
Romanian, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2005 in Tiraspol, Moldova.
Why this sport?
He felt that swimming was the most suitable sport for him after the accident that resulted in his impairment.
Club / Team
Tsujushor of Swimming: Moldova
Name of coach
Elena Zaitseva [personal], from 2005
Training Regime
He trains five days per week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Sport, reading. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018; novostipmr.com, 19 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is no easy way to victory." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He lost his vision at age 16 in an accident. (novostipmr.com, 19 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
16 2016 50m Freestyle S11 33.30 
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S11 1:18.06
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2018 50m Freestyle S11  DSQ
14 2021 50m Freestyle S11 36.05