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MAKAROV Roman
Sport Para swimming
NPC RPC   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthMogilev, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age six in Minsk, Belarus.
Why this sport?
His father, who is also visually impaired, encouraged him to become a swimmer.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Vadim Labokha [personal], RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
General Interest
Nicknames
Roma (VK profile, 11 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and silver at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
For his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 18 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2019)
Other information
CHANGE OF ALLEGIANCE
He represented Belarus at the Paralympic Games in 2000, 2004 and 2008. In 2010 he moved to train in Moscow and later began competing for the Russian Federation. (sb.by, 25 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2000 50m Freestyle S12 26.65 
4 2000 100m Freestyle S12 57.91 
2 2000 100m Backstroke S12 1:06.74 
1 2000 100m Butterfly S12 1:01.83 
2 2000 200m Medley SM12 2:24.94 
2 2004 50m Freestyle S12 25.27
1 2004 100m Freestyle S12 54.49
3 2004 400m Freestyle S12 4:23.19
1 2004 100m Backstroke S12 1:02.75
11 2004 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:19.62
1 2004 100m Butterfly S12 58.79
2 2004 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:17.88
2 2004 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:55.73
3 2004 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:21.51
4 2008 50m Freestyle S12 25.02
4 2008 100m Freestyle S12 54.77
4 2008 100m Backstroke S12 1:02.83
1 2008 100m Butterfly S12 56.90
5 2008 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:18.92
1 2012 100m Butterfly S12 57.21
5 2012 100m Freestyle S12 56.59
5 2012 100m Backstroke S12 1:03.35
8 2012 50m Freestyle S12 25.57
5 2021 100m Backstroke S12 1:02.85
6 2021 100m Freestyle S12 57.56
3 2021 100m Butterfly S12 58.65
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2002 50m Freestyle S12 26.40
1 2002 100m Freestyle S12 58.04
1 2002 100m Backstroke S12 1:05.99
1 2002 100m Butterfly S12 1:00.88
2 2002 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:23.71
  2002 5km Open Water  DNF
3 2006 50m Freestyle S12 25.20
3 2006 100m Freestyle S12 55.55
2 2006 100m Backstroke S12 1:03.45
1 2006 100m Butterfly S12 58.80
5 2006 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:24.07
2 2006 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:51.29
2 2006 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:15.55
6 2010 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:24.03
1 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:42.75
1 2010 100m Butterfly S12 58.51
1 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:02.14
4 2010 100m Backstroke S12 1:02.56
Heats 2013 100m Freestyle S12 57.17
1 2013 100m Butterfly S12 59.84
8 2013 50m Freestyle S12 25.54
4 2013 100m Backstroke S12 1:02.32
4 2015 100m Backstroke S12 1:01.53
2 2015 100m Butterfly S13 57.52
3 2019 100m Backstroke S12 1:01.70
4 2019 100m Butterfly S12 58.00
3 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:54.09
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m Backstroke S12 1:02.63
1 2014 100m Butterfly S12 57.58
2 2016 100m Butterfly S13 57.03
2 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:01.24
3 2021 100m Backstroke S12 1:03.25
3 2021 100m Butterfly S12 58.73
8 2021 100m Freestyle S12 57.77
3 2021 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 4:00.19