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Vitaliy KHUDYAKOV
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Kazakhstan   
GenderMen
Born07 Aug 1994 in Bishkek, KGZ
Height1.86 m
Weight 78 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Aktobe, KAZ
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Kazakh Academy of Sport and Tourism: Almaty, KAZ
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training at age seven in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Club / Team
Regional School of Supreme Sports Skill: Taldykorgan, KAZ
Name of coach
Evgeny Khudyakov [father]; Beken Taspayev, KAZ, from 2012
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, playing online games. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing first in the 36km race at the 2014 Grand Prix in Capri-Naples, Italy. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 08 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Soviet swimmer Vladimir Salnikov. (Athlete, 08 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have at least one more attempt, you have not lost yet." (Athlete, 27 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Kazakhstan. (kazsports.kz, 20 Dec 2017; Athlete, 15 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2016 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 4:03.52
Heats 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:54.99
11 2016 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 16:13.08
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 25km 5:04:36.1
9 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 54:48.1
15 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 1:52:30.8
13 2015 Kazan, RUS 25km 5:03:16.3
32 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:51:33.7
20 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 1:02:12.7
49 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:51:42.8
24 2013 Barcelona, ESP 25km 4:58:18.1
37 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 54:24.8
19 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 1:00:15.8
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
29 2019   10km  
45 2019 Doha, QAT 10km 1:53:58.4
25 2018   10km  
27 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:53:47.2
  2018 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km  DNF
16 2018 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 1:49:54.70
26 2018 Doha, QAT 10km 1:53:20.0
  2018 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km  DNS
9 2018 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 1:56:57.7
17 2018 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:56:52.80
22 2018 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:57:15.08
20 2017   10km  
33 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:47:15.0
41 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:54:16.4
23 2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:32:03.3
7 2017 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:58:52.42
36 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:48:52.60
22 2016 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:51:21.90
24 2016 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:57:36
18 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:29.2
23 2015 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:43:05.87
15 2015 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:18.1
9 2015 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:53:16
49 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:44:44.00
18 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:57:53.43
18 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 1:57:13
21 2014 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:56:48.6
  2014 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km  DNS
15 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:55:15.1
50 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 2:06:59.60
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Kuwait City, KUW 5km 1:12:27.0
1 2019 Kuwait City, KUW 10km 2:42:10.5
3 2018 Chonburi, THA 5km 56:22
3 2018 Chonburi, THA 10km 1:54:51
3 2017 Putrajaya, MAS 5km 1:00:49.3
1 2017 Putrajaya, MAS 10km 2:05:26.6