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Mikhail VEKOVISHCHEV
Sport Swimming
NOC ROC   
GenderMen
Born05 Aug 1998 in Obninsk, RUS
Height1.85 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Mariya Kameneva
Residence
Obninsk, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Physical Education - Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State University: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Obninsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in the sport.
Club / Team
Olymp Sports School of Olympic Reserve: Obninsk, RUS
Name of coach
Sergey Zagatsky [personal], RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, watching movies. (Athlete, 15 Feb 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2021)
Most influential person in career
His coach, and his parents. (Athlete, 15 Feb 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life always presents us with some difficulties. The most important thing is to keep calm, to not give up, and to not lose heart." (Instagram profile, 25 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In recognition of his achievements at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, he received the Order For Merits to the Fatherland [first class] from the president of the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 11 Aug 2021)

He was named the 2019 Sportsperson of the Year in Obninsk, Russian Federation. (obninsk.ru, 24 Jul 2020)

In 2017 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 25 Jul 2017)
Famous relatives
His partner Mariya Kameneva has represented the Russian Federation in swimming and competed at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (olympics.com, 01 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 51.89
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.22
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:01.81
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:01.81
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:02.68
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:49.12
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:42.67
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 22.60
1 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:30.54
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:46.84
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:20.61
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:05.90
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.61
6 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 51.43
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:03.48
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.50
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:46.79
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:29.37
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:06.66
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:41.52
2 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 49.53
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 46.88
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:22.92
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
7 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.51
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.23
2 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.43
5 2019 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.98
4 2019 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.56
6 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:50.15
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:29.10
1 2019 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 51.56
3 2019 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 48.41
4 2019 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.35
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:46.61
1 2019 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:27.85
63 2017   Overall  
3 2017 Moscow, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:43.26
4 2016 Moscow, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:47.20
3 2016 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.88