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Aleksandr EGOROV
Sport Swimming
Born19 Aug 2001 in Cheboksary, RUS
Height1.85 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Moscow, RUS
Athlete, Student
English, Russian
Higher education
Information Technology - Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven in Cheboksary, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"My mother was engaged in swimming, and she pushed me to this sport."
Club / Team
Central Sports Army Club [RUS] / Moscow Special College of Olympic Reserve No.3 [RUS]:
Name of coach
Alexander Shabanov [personal], RUS
General Interest
Reading books. (Athlete, 14 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in 400m freestyle at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jun 2021; Athlete, 14 May 2021; russwimming.ru, 27 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 14 May 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 14 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No victory will bring as much as one defeat can take away." (Athlete, 14 May 2021)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 22 Jun 2021)
To win gold at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 14 May 2021)
Other information
He specialises in 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle but prefers the shortest distance. "The 400m is a tactical distance, where a lot is decided when you make the last dash, switch up a pace, and step up your footwork. You have to think at every metre of the distance. I find competing more interesting when it is more difficult. Therefore, of all the distances that I swim, I like the 400m most." (sport.cap.ru, 21 Aug 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
17 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:47.71
13 2021 Tokyo, JPN 800m Freestyle 7:49.97
19 2021 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 15:06.55
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 1500m Freestyle 14:47.39
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:44.90
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:10.43
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 7:53.32
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:49.42
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:37.65
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 7:35.97
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:43.48