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SHAHOV Shamil
Sport Para swimming
NPC Azerbaijan   
GenderMen
Age17
Place of BirthBaku, AZE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Doha, QAT
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Azerbaijani, English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 10 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Why this sport?
He began swimming for rehabilitation purposes and quickly realised he could make a career in the sport.
Club / Team
Elite Swim Academy: Doha, QAT
Name of coach
Gennady Vishnyakov, BLR
General Interest
Hobbies
Origami, Lego construction. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
His performance at the 2019 World Series in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Hero / Idol
British swimmer Adam Peaty, US swimmer Caeleb Dressel. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win multiple gold medals at the Paralympic Games, world championships and European championships. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He was born with 20% vision because of an eye condition called nystagmus. (mir24.tv, 14 Aug 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 400m Freestyle S13 4:34.37
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:13.75
Heats 2019 200m Individual Medley SM13  DSQ