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LYZHIKHIN Aleksei
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age51
Height1.68 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Shatki, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned how to swim at age seven and played water polo for the youth team of Turkmenistan. He took up swimming in November 2010 in Shatki, Russian Federation.
Club / Team
Nizhny Novgorod Regional Centre of Sports Preparation: Russia
Name of coach
Vladimir Smolin, RUS, from 2010
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, driving a car, playing chess, watching TV. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vladimir Smolin. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is movement. I am moving, therefore I am healthy." (shatki.ru, 23 Apr 2011)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (paraswim.ru, 11 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S4 44.08
8 2012 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:50.31
7 2012 50m Breaststroke SB3 53.22
Heat 2012 100m Freestyle S4 1:39.39
2 2012 50m Backstroke S4 46.73
Heat 2012 50m Butterfly S5 51.30
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2013 50m Freestyle S4 43.09
4 2013 50m Backstroke S4 48.33
4 2013 50m Butterfly S4 49.62
3 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:46.32
3 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:52.23
6 2013 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:55.37
6 2013 50m Breaststroke SB3 56.96
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S4 43.58
Heat 2015 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:55.57
3 2015 50m Breaststroke SB3 51.01
3 2015 50m Backstroke S4 46.97
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 50m Freestyle S4 44.48
3 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:40.35
Heat 2014 50m Butterfly S5 48.45
3 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:36.93
3 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:50.40
4 2014 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:58.02
2 2014 50m Backstroke S4 50.33
4 2014 50m Breaststroke SB3 53.86
4 2016 50m Backstroke S4 48.37
3 2016 50m Breaststroke SB3 52.65
6 2016 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:55.07
7 2016 200m Freestyle S4 3:35.28
8 2016 50m Freestyle S4 43.65