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ZIMIN Mikhail
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
Place of BirthZlatoust, URS
Height1.83 m
Weight 82 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Further Personal Information
Wife Liasan
Ufa, RUS
Higher education
Coaching - Sterlitamak Institute of Physical Education: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2000 in Troitsk, Russian Federation.
Name of coach
Guzel Tveryakova, RUS, from 2011
General Interest
Skiing, hiking. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2015)
Hero / Idol
Russian para-swimmer Oksana Savchenko. (, 08 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016)

For winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order of Friendship from the president of the Russian Federation. (, 10 Sep 2012)
Other information
He dedicated the gold medal he won in the 100m breaststroke final at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London to his late father. "He died two years ago. I tried so he would see me and be proud of me." (, 08 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2008 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:09.14
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:34.35
1 2012 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:07.05
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2002 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:22.33
2 2006 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:11.08
14 2006 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:45.15
15 2010 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:43.24
3 2010 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:08.69
1 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:02.14
2 2013 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:07.86
3 2015 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:08.24
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
1 2009 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:00.99
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:08.23