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ZHULDASBAYEV Shakhan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Kazakhstan   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthAktobe, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Lyazzat, one son, one daughter
Residence
Aktobe, KAZ
Languages
English, Kazakh, Russian
Higher education
Engineering - K. Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University: Kazakhstan
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2013 in Aktobe, Kazakhstan.
Why this sport?
While undergoing rehabilitation in Ukraine he was encouraged to try the sport. After returning home, he found a suitable swimming pool and began training on his own.
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Kazakhstan
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in 100m backstroke at the 2014 National Championships in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
Gulmiram Srazhova, a member of the Aktobe Foundation for Support of Paralysed Citizens in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2019)
Impairment
In 2007 he was struck by a car, which resulted in spinal cord injuries. (kazpravda.kz, 22 Nov 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
Since 2014 he has run a construction company that specialises in adapting buildings to make them accessible to people with an impairment in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. "To date [mid-2020], we have completed more than 100 projects. On the scale of the region, this is of course a very small number. But I am glad we have started the process. I want to protect the interests of citizens with impairments, so that Aktobe becomes as accessible as possible for us." (avestnik.kz, 27 Aug 2020; pandus-ok.kz, 02 Apr 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied at the Almaty Management University Graduate School of Business in Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 50m Backstroke S3 1:16.73
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S3 1:15.41
Heats 2019 200m Freestyle S3 5:13.41
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 50m Backstroke S4 1:09.45
6 2018 100m Freestyle S4 2:31.42
5 2018 200m Freestyle S4 4:56.81
6 2018 50m Freestyle S4 1:16.49