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GRIGOREV Dmitry
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthMoscow, RUS
Height1.76 m
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2009 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
After surgery to remove a tumour in his leg, he experienced muscle atrophy and a loss of control to the limb. Doctors considered amputation, but then gave him the option of undergoing electro-stimulation or taking up swimming. "Without thinking I began to swim."
Club / Team
Adaptive Sports School: Moscow, RUS
Name of coach
Alexander Shchelochkov, RUS, from 2009
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Nicknames
Dima (VK profile, 28 Apr 2016)
Hobbies
Reading books, snowboarding, learning English. (Athlete, 31 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Citius, altius, fortius." (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
For his achievements at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] from the president of Russia. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Impairment
In his late teens he underwent surgery to remove a tumour in his leg. The operation damaged nerves in the limb, causing muscle atrophy and a loss of control. Doctors considered amputation but eventually decided to leave the leg in place. (smartnews.ru, 01 Oct 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:18.91
5 2012 50m Freestyle S10 24.61
2 2012 100m Butterfly S10 56.89
3 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:52.93
6 2012 100m Freestyle S10 54.33
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:19.34
2 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  Q
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 100m Butterfly S10 59.76
6 2010 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:19.29
8 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  DNS
9 2010 100m Freestyle S10 56.23
10 2010 400m Freestyle S10 4:45.82
13 2010 50m Freestyle S10 26.27
4 2013 100m Freestyle S10 54.22
4 2013 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:08.55
3 2013 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:52.92
2 2013 100m Butterfly S10 58.28
4 2013 50m Freestyle S10 24.80
2 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:10.30
4 2015 50m Freestyle S10 24.71
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:20.84
6 2015 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:09.80
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S10  DSQ
3 2015 100m Butterfly S10 57.55
4 2015 100m Freestyle S10 54.83
1 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:06.09
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 50m Freestyle S10 24.37
1 2014 100m Butterfly S10 56.84
2 2014 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:09.28
2 2014 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:15.60
4 2014 100m Backstroke S10 1:04.53
1 2014 100m Freestyle S10 54.31
3 2016 100m Freestyle S10 54.30
3 2016 50m Freestyle S10 24.58
1 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:52.45
2 2016 100m Butterfly S10 57.73
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:17.66
4 2016 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:11.86
1 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:10.60