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ZIMIN Evgeny
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthTaganrog, URS
Height1.84 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Taganrog, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport Studies - Rostov-na-Donu Institute of Physical Education and Sport: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven in Taganrog, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His parents introduced him to the sport for general physical and mental development.
Club / Team
Centre of Sports Preparation No.2: Rostov-na-Donu, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Divenko, RUS, from 2001; Ekaterina Andreeva, RUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Russia
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, watching movies. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver and a bronze at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in Russia. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)

For his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] by the president of Russia. (kremlin.ru, 12 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 26 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
14 2008 100m Butterfly S8 1:13.50
  2008 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points  DSQ
7 2012 100m Butterfly S8 1:06.34
8 2012 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:17.26
3 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:52.93
Heat 2012 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:35.92
2 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  Q
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:21.03
11 2010 100m Butterfly S8 1:10.30
2 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:15.46
5 2015 100m Butterfly S8 1:04.76
8 2015 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:19.10
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:36.74
1 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  
1 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 100m Butterfly S8 1:05.36
4 2014 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:38.27
7 2014 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:19.87
10 2016 100m Freestyle S8 1:07.39
  2016 200m Individual Medley SM8  DNS
4 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:06.15
7 2016 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:19.81