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CHEKUROV Alexander
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthAksay, URS
Height1.80 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Svetlana, daughters Anastasia and Yelizaveta, sons Timofey, Nikolay, Leonid and Ilya
Residence
Volgograd, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training professionally in 2006 in Volgograd, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
The chairman of the Society for the Blind in the Volgograd region of Russia called him and offered him the chance to try different sports. He went to the pool and got acquainted with coach Oleg Zhidko, who encouraged him to take up swimming seriously.
Club / Team
Volgograd Regional Centre of Adaptive Sports Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Oleg Zhidko, RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Sasha (rodgor-vlg.ru, 17 Nov 2015)
Hobbies
Music. (rodgor-vlg.ru, 17 Nov 2015)
Injuries
After the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, he underwent meniscus surgery and did not compete for three years. (rodgor-vlg.ru, 17 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named among the 10 Best Athletes with an Impairment in the Volgograd region of Russian Federation in 2014. (rodgor-vlg.ru, 21 Jan 2015)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fss.org.ru, 28 Dec 2015)

For his performance at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] by the president of Russia. (rg.ru, 03 Dec 2009)
Impairment
He lost his sight in one eye at age five, and became completely blind at age 21. (vdv-s.ru, 05 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 50m Freestyle S11 27.26
7 2008 100m Freestyle S11 1:03.41
12 2008 100m Butterfly S11 1:21.51
6 2012 100m Freestyle S11 1:01.56
4 2012 50m Freestyle S11 26.38
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S11 1:09.97
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 50m Freestyle S11 26.32
5 2013 100m Freestyle S11 1:02.67
4 2013 100m Butterfly S11 1:08.81
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S11 1:05.73
4 2015 50m Freestyle S11 27.59
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 50m Freestyle S11 26.77
Heat 2014 100m Butterfly S12 1:14.99
2 2014 100m Freestyle S11 1:03.57