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SALEI Dzmitry
Sport Para swimming
NPC Belarus   
GenderMen
Age29
Height1.87 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Anastasiya
Residence
Belarus
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 11 in Maladzyechna, Belarus.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed the sport.
Name of coach
Gennady Vishnyakov [national], BLR
General Interest
Nicknames
Dima (Facebook profile, 19 Feb 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S13 100m butterfly at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian ice hockey player Ruslan Salei. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Order for Service to the Fatherland [third grade] in Azerbaijan. (president.az, 21 Sep 2016)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Belarus. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Raman Salei represented Azerbaijan in Para swimming at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (president.az, 21 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2019)
Impairment
He was born with a vision impairment. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2015)
Other information
BELARUS TO AZERBAIJAN AND BACK
He competed for Belarus at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012, but switched to represent Azerbaijan ahead of the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He has since switched back, and swam for Belarus again at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (paradefsport.by, 20 Aug 2018; insidethegames.biz, 04 Aug 2014; pressball.by, 03 Dec 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 50m Freestyle S13 24.92
4 2008 100m Freestyle S13 54.67
1 2008 100m Butterfly S13 58.89
9 2008 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:24.57
5 2012 100m Butterfly S13 58.47
5 2012 50m Freestyle S13 24.30
6 2012 100m Freestyle S13 53.76
5 2012 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:14.96
4 2012 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:07.54
5 2016 100m Butterfly S13 58.16 
4 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:13.83 
2 2016 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:08.80 
6 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:02.70
2 2016 50m Freestyle S12 24.29 
8 2016 100m Freestyle S13 54.73 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 50m Freestyle S13 26.10
4 2006 100m Freestyle S13 57.06
8 2006 100m Backstroke S13 1:11.11
4 2006 100m Butterfly S13 1:05.99
6 2006 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:28.96
2 2006 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 3:51.29
2 2006 4 x 100m Medley Relay 49 Points 4:15.55
2 2010 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:15.03
2 2010 100m Butterfly S13 58.61
1 2010 50m Freestyle S13 24.29
12 2010 400m Freestyle S13 4:58.30
1 2010 100m Freestyle S13 53.15
3 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:11.33
6 2015 100m Backstroke S12 1:03.50
2 2015 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:06.93
3 2015 50m Freestyle S12 24.46
8 2015 100m Freestyle S13 1:00.22
3 2015 100m Butterfly S13 57.58
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:06.97
1 2014 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:13.00
2 2014 50m Freestyle S12 24.02
2 2014 100m Butterfly S12 57.97
3 2014 100m Freestyle S12 52.86
5 2016 100m Butterfly S13 58.05
2 2016 50m Freestyle S12 24.14
2 2016 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:08.31
8 2016 100m Freestyle S13 54.14
4 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:02.51
3 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:12.90
5 2018 100m Backstroke S12 1:03.95
1 2018 100m Butterfly S12 57.36