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TARASOV Denis
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthEngels, RUS
Height1.75 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Engels, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Economics - Saratov State University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age six in Engels, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His parents took him to the pool to improve his general health.
Club / Team
Rehabilitation and Physical Education Youth Adaptive Sports School: Saratov, RUS
Name of coach
Svetlana Borisovskaya, RUS, from 2011
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Hobbies
Taking walks, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His coach, and his parents. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To get a good result, you need to train more." (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
He received the Order of Friendship in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 10 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
His father competed in boxing. His brother competed in swimming and earned the title of Candidate for Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 27 Apr 2016; vzsar.ru, 03 Aug 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2012 100m Butterfly S8 1:02.05
3 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:52.93
1 2012 50m Freestyle S8 25.82
2 2012 100m Backstroke S8 1:06.93
2 2012 100m Freestyle S8 57.52
2 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:09.08 Q
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 100m Backstroke S8 1:04.90
4 2013 400m Freestyle S8 4:40.08
3 2013 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:52.92
2 2013 100m Butterfly S8 1:00.75
3 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:52.23
1 2013 100m Freestyle S8 56.48
1 2013 50m Freestyle S8 25.81
2 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:10.30
1 2015 100m Butterfly S8 1:01.05
1 2015 100m Freestyle S8 55.84
1 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:48.10
5 2015 100m Backstroke S8 1:06.46
1 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:06.09
1 2015 50m Freestyle S8 25.34
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m Backstroke S8 1:05.75
2 2014 400m Freestyle S8 4:33.67
2 2014 100m Butterfly S8 1:02.46
1 2014 100m Freestyle S8 56.27
1 2014 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:52.16
1 2014 50m Freestyle S8 25.32
1 2014 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:09.99
1 2016 100m Freestyle S8 58.09
1 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:52.45
1 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:01.76
  2016 100m Backstroke S8  DSQ
1 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:10.60
1 2016 50m Freestyle S8 26.21