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Sport Swimming
Born09 Mar 1995 in Kuala Lumpur, MAS
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Moscow, RUS
English, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight in Vietnam and took up the sport seriously at age 11 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His parents and his older brother were involved in swimming so he was used to being around water since childhood.
Club / Team
Youth of Moscow: Russia
Name of coach
Sergey Zhilkin Sr. [father, personal], RUS
General Interest
Music, collecting sounds from different countries, basketball. (VK profile, 23 Dec 2019; Athlete, 13 Apr 2019; rsport.ria.ru, 23 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 50m butterfly at the 2015 Cup of Russia. (Athlete, 13 Apr 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 12 Nov 2020)
Famous relatives
He is coached by his father Sergey Zhilkin Sr. His older brother Sergey Zhilkin Jr. has competed in swimming and won silver in the 4x100m medley relay at the Russian championships in 2013. (teleprogramma.pro, 08 Sep 2018; infosport.ru, 2015)
Other information
In 2019 he began studying agricultural business management at Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 20 Jan 2020; timacad.ru, 04 Dec 2019)

He spent the first eight years of his life in Malaysia where his father worked as a swimming coach. Between age eight and 11 he lived in Vietnam and then moved to Moscow, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 13 Apr 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
15 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.05
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Individual Medley 1:58.16
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 23.11
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.31
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.08
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly  DNS
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 48.40
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley 2:01.54
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 23.18
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Individual Medley 2:03.32
Heats 2016 London, ENG 400m Individual Medley 4:25.41
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 2:01.68
3 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.38
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.34
5 2019 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 49.39
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.26
7 2016 Berlin, GER 100m Individual Medley 54.89
8 2016 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 25.25
7 2016 Moscow, RUS 100m Individual Medley 54.67
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.73