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GLADKOV Andrey
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age21
Place of BirthVolgograd, RUS
Height1.75 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Volgograd, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Volgograd, Russia.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to the pool on their doctor's advice. Before he took up swimming he played table tennis, checkers and chess.
Club / Team
Centre for Adaptive Sports Preparation: Volgograd, RUS
Name of coach
Irina Akhmerova, RUS, from 2005
Training Regime
He has 12 training sessions per week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Denmark
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing billiards, cars, gambling. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and three gold medals at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 10 Sep 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Other information
YOUNGEST
He was the youngest athlete on the Russian swimming team at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (rus.ruvr.ru, 20 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 100m Backstroke S7 1:14.26
3 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  
8 2012 100m Freestyle S7 1:06.04
Heat 2012 50m Freestyle S7 31.84
3 2012 400m Freestyle S7 4:46.76
2 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  Q
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 400m Freestyle S7 4:39.19
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S7 30.64
3 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:46.32
2 2013 100m Backstroke S7 1:11.79
6 2013 100m Freestyle S7 1:05.66
5 2015 100m Freestyle S7 1:03.54
1 2015 400m Freestyle S7 4:46.72
3 2015 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:40.45
1 2015 100m Backstroke S7 1:09.70
1 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 400m Freestyle S7 4:49.80
4 2014 50m Freestyle S7 29.35
2 2014 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:43.62
1 2014 100m Backstroke S7 1:10.13
3 2014 100m Freestyle S7 1:04.19
2 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:11.45
17 2016 50m Butterfly S7 41.11
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:48.19
11 2016 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:53.55
1 2016 400m Freestyle S7 4:52.52
4 2016 100m Freestyle S7 1:04.28
1 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:10.60
12 2016 50m Freestyle S7 32.61