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KOKAREV Dmitry
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthNizhny Novgorod, URS
Height1.68 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Accounting - Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics: Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first went swimming as a baby, and began training in 1996 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to try the sport so he would have something to occupy his free time.
Club / Team
Sormovo: Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Name of coach
Vadim Morozov, RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Nicknames
Dima (inva-pro.com, 02 May 2013)
Hobbies
Reading, chatting with friends on the internet, attending football and ice hockey games in his home city. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov, Russian para-swimmer Albert Bakaev. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Each person achieves what he wants. My life is like stairs, I go upwards." (inva-pro.com, 02 May 2013)
Awards and honours
He received the Second Breath Award at the 2014 Return to Life Awards Ceremony held by the Russian Paralympic Committee. (insidethegames.biz, 05 Dec 2014)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 28 Apr 2016)
Other information
COACH
He credits his coach Vadim Morozov for providing the guidance and discipline he needed to become successful. "Morozov is like a second father to me. He can scold properly, and lend a hand in difficult moments." (sportnnov.ru, 18 Mar 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 50m Freestyle S2 1:05.15
1 2008 100m Freestyle S2 2:18.04
1 2008 200m Freestyle S2 4:45.43
1 2008 50m Backstroke S2 1:03.17
  2008 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ
2 2012 200m Freestyle S2 4:39.23
2 2012 100m Freestyle S2 2:16.46
3 2012 50m Backstroke S2 1:05.70
2 2012 50m Freestyle S2 1:02.47 Q
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 50m Freestyle S2 1:09.49
1 2006 100m Freestyle S2 2:18.44
1 2006 200m Freestyle S2 4:53.42
1 2006 50m Backstroke S2 1:04.97
1 2010 50m Freestyle S2 1:02.72
1 2010 200m Freestyle S2 4:42.04
1 2010 50m Backstroke S2 1:04.03
1 2010 100m Freestyle S2 2:16.97
1 2013 50m Backstroke S2 1:00.93
3 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:46.32
1 2013 100m Freestyle S2 2:06.08
3 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:52.23
2 2015 100m Backstroke S2 2:10.12
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S3 58.86
2 2015 200m Freestyle S2 4:21.94
2 2015 50m Backstroke S2 1:00.19
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m Freestyle S2 2:06.42
1 2014 50m Freestyle S2 58.43
1 2014 200m Freestyle S2 4:22.06
1 2014 100m Backstroke S2 2:07.63
2 2014 50m Backstroke S2 1:01.80
1 2016 200m Freestyle S2 4:12.76 WR
1 2016 100m Backstroke S2 2:02.25 WR
3 2016 50m Freestyle S2 1:00.26
3 2016 50m Backstroke S2 1:00.32