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NEVOLIN-SVETOV Alexander
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthShakhty, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Vilena, daughter Nicole
Residence
Ufa, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Rostov-na-Donu Institute of Physical Education and Sport: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 10 in Shakhty, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Ufa Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.18: Russia
Name of coach
Igor Tveryakov, RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Sasha (shakhty-media.ru, 08 Oct 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The most important thing is to have a goal in life. I know many people who sit at home and perish within four walls. But once you achieve success you will be proud of yourself, and pride is a very strong feeling." (ufa.kp.ru, 17 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (fss.org.ru, 28 Dec 2015)

In recognition of his performance at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, he was awarded with the Order of Friendship in 2009 and the Order of Honour in 2012. (brsbs.ru, 2012)

He has been given the 75 Years of the Rostov Region memorial medal during his career. (shakhty-media.ru, 08 Oct 2012)
Impairment
He as 10% vision in his right eye and 3% vision in his left eye. He began to lose his vision at age 16. The complicated operation he needed on his retinas was not available in the Rostov region of Russia where his family lived, so he had the operation performed at a clinic in Volgograd. His grandmother and mother financed the operation, which meant he kept part of his vision. (brsbs.ru, 2012)
Other information
DOUBLE TAKE
His two-part family name is unusual in Russian culture. His great great grandfather, whose family name was Nevolin, moved to the Rostov region before the Russian revolution. He married a woman named Svetova, and the couple went by the name Nevolin-Svetov. (ufa.kp.ru, 17 Sep 2012)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied at the Bashkir State Pedagogical University in Ufa, Russian Federation. (vancouverexpress.ca, 13 Oct 2011; old.brsbs.ru, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 50m Freestyle S12 24.73
3 2008 100m Freestyle S12 54.58
1 2008 100m Backstroke S12 59.37
2 2008 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:13.86
2 2012 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:14.45
2 2012 100m Freestyle S12 55.10
1 2012 100m Backstroke S12 59.35
2 2012 50m Freestyle S12 23.96
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:15.67
1 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:42.75
2 2010 50m Freestyle S12 24.82
1 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:02.14
1 2010 100m Freestyle S12 53.97
1 2010 100m Backstroke S12 1:00.97
2 2013 100m Freestyle S12 52.52
2 2013 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:14.21
2 2013 50m Freestyle S12 24.09
1 2013 100m Backstroke S12 1:01.13
1 2015 100m Backstroke S12 1:00.62
5 2015 50m Freestyle S12 24.59
4 2015 100m Freestyle S13 53.21
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
1 2009 100m Backstroke S12 57.54
1 2009 100m Freestyle S12 51.99
1 2009 100m Individual Medley SM12 59.43
3 2009 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:15.76
1 2009 50m Freestyle S12 23.86
1 2009 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:35.92
1 2009 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:00.99
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m Backstroke S12 1:00.21
5 2014 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:16.11
3 2014 50m Freestyle S12 24.26
2 2014 100m Freestyle S12 52.76
4 2016 50m Freestyle S12 24.65
5 2016 100m Freestyle S13 54.03
6 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:03.54