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MESHCHERYAKOV Andrey
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age34
Height1.73 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Anastasia and one son [2014]
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Law - State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics: Moscow, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at the 'Dolphin' swimming pool in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia in 1997.
Why this sport?
He began as part of his rehabilitation. Before his accident he played water polo so he was already a strong swimmer.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Natalia Stepanova, RUS, from 2008
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing chess, spending time with family. (Athlete, 23 May 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
2009 short course world champion in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
Father Viktor Meshcheryakov. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
Russian para-swimmer Albert Bakaev. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Russia. (paraswim.ru, 05 Apr 2015)
Other sports
He won gold at the 2014 Russian championship and bronze at the 2015 Russian championship in wheelchair curling. (Athlete, 23 May 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a car accident. (asnta.ru, 09 Nov 2010)

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