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GRIGORYEV Dmitriy
Sport Para swimming
NPC RPC   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthMoscow, RUS
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, 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 having electro-stimulation or taking up swimming. "Without thinking I began to swim."
Club / Team
Moscow Adaptive Sports School: Russia
Name of coach
Alexander Shchelochkov [personal], RUS, from 2009
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Nicknames
Dima (VK profile, 08 Mar 2021)
Hobbies
Reading books, alpine skiing, learning English. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 25 Feb 2020)
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] of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)

He has received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 05 Mar 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2021)
Impairment
In his late teens he had surgery to remove a tumour in his leg. The operation damaged nerves in the limb, causing muscle atrophy and a loss of control. Amputation was considered but doctors 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
7 2021 50m Freestyle S10 24.61 
4 2021 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:08.56
10 2021 100m Freestyle S10 55.55
6 2021 100m Butterfly S10 58.45
1 2021 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:06.59
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2010 100m Butterfly S10 59.76
8 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  DNS
6 2010 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:19.29
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
5 2019 50m Freestyle S10 24.62
7 2019 100m Freestyle S10 55.10
8 2019 100m Butterfly S10 59.62
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
3 2021 50m Freestyle S10 24.58
12 2021 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:21.03
3 2021 100m Butterfly S10 58.47
4 2021 100m Freestyle S10 54.72
7 2021 100m Backstroke S10 1:05.41