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MUSTAFAEV Eskender
Sport Para swimming
NPC Russia   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthChinoz, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S4, SB4, SM4
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Yulia, daughter Lili
Residence
Sevastopol, UKR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2008 in Sevastopol, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
For rehabilitation purposes, he began rowing but was told that his back was weak, then tried fencing but was told that his hand was weak, so finally he switched to swimming, enjoyed it and told his coach that he wanted to start training seriously.
Club / Team
Invasport: Sevastopol, UKR
Name of coach
Irina Mashchenko
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
His performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and 2013 World Championships in Montreal, Canada. (Athlete, 02 May 2015)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 10 May 2015)

In 2011 the city of Sevastopol named him and his wife at the time, Olga Mustafaieva, as its Best Paralympic Athletes. (an.crimea.ua, 05 Sep 2012)
Famous relatives
His former wife, Olga Mustafaieva, competed in para-shooting at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (kianews.com.ua, 01 Sep 2012)
Impairment
At age five, he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease which causes disorders of the peripheral nervous system and loss of muscle tissue. (invasport.org.ua, 11 Jun 2013)
Other information
FROM UKRAINE TO RUSSIA
He originally competed for Ukraine, but switched to compete for Russia in 2014. (Athlete, 10 May 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 50m Freestyle S4 38.26
4 2012 100m Freestyle S4 1:25.82
8 2012 50m Backstroke S4 52.51
8 2012 200m Freestyle S4 3:21.12
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 50m Freestyle S4 37.96
8 2013 50m Backstroke S4 59.97
2 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:25.41
2 2013 100m Freestyle S4 1:27.56
1 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:39.75
1 2015 50m Freestyle S4 38.17
3 2015 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:37.63
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S4 1:31.99
Heats 2015 50m Backstroke S4 59.97