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MESHCHERYAKOV Andrey
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age34
Height1.75 m
Weight 85 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Anastasia, sons Platon and Mark
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture: Moscow, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 1997 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
He began the sport as part of his rehabilitation. He played water polo prior to his accident so he was already a strong swimmer.
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His father Viktor Meshcheryakov. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Piskunov. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He looks at pictures of his family before competing. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 05 Apr 2015)
Other sports
He competed as a Neutral Paralympic Athlete in wheelchair curling at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He placed fifth in the mixed team event, alongside other Russian athletes competing as Neutral Paralympic Athletes. He has also represented the Russian Federation in wheelchair rugby. (paralympic.org, 2018; aqrt.nl, 2017; Athlete, 23 May 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 13 Dec 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a car accident. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:02.31
8 2012 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:13.40
Heat 2012 100m Freestyle S4 1:40.66
7 2012 50m Backstroke S3 56.11
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 50m Freestyle S3 49.46
3 2010 200m Freestyle S3 3:42.39
6 2010 50m Backstroke S3 1:02.43
4 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:40.52
3 2010 100m Freestyle S3 1:49.70
8 2010 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:06.19
4 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:55.27