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SALIMGEREYEV Yerzhan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthYerkinkala, URS
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6
Further Personal Information
Residence
Atyrau, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Kazakh, Russian
Higher education
Management Information Systems - Atyrau University of Oil and Gas: Kazakhstan
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2011 in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
He went to a local club for people with impairments to improve his health. After meeting the coaches, he chose swimming from the sports that were available at the club.
Club / Team
Atyrau Para Sports Club: Kazakhstan
Name of coach
Damir Yeshenkulov [club], KAZ; Nurlan Zhumagaziyev [personal], KAZ, from 2014
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Kazakhstan
General Interest
Hobbies
Volunteering, driving, football. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019, 19 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the S6 50m freestyle and S6 100m freestyle at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021; ru.sputniknews.kz, 06 Nov 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nurlan Zhumagaziyev, and his friends. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019, 19 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Russian mixed martial arts [MMA] fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only forward." (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 Athlete of the Year in the Atyrau region of Kazakhstan. (pricom.kz, 26 Dec 2018)

In December 2016 he received the Breakthrough of the Year award at the Athletes' Ball in Atyrau region. (azh.kz, 27 Dec 2016)

In 2017 he received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (100esim.el.kz, 07 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To win medals at the Paralympic Games and the world championships. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Impairment
In 1999 he was electrocuted in a transformer box while playing hide-and-seek with his friends. His right leg and left arm were amputated as result of his injuries. (express-k.kz, 22 Apr 2020; azh.kz, 19 Nov 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2021 50m Butterfly S6 32.53
11 2021 100m Freestyle S6 1:10.89
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2017 100m Freestyle S6 1:11.89
Heats 2017 50m Butterfly S6  DSQ
8 2017 50m Freestyle S6 33.42
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S6 1:10.76
7 2019 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:01.53
6 2019 50m Freestyle S6 31.73
Heats 2019 50m Butterfly S6  DSQ
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2021 100m Freestyle S6 1:10.89
10 2021 400m Freestyle S6 6:20.85
5 2021 50m Freestyle S6 32.26
  2021 50m Butterfly S6  DSQ
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 100m Freestyle S6 1:12.22
1 2018 50m Freestyle S6 31.66