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Kirill MARTYNYCHEV
Sport Swimming
NOC ROC   
GenderMen
Born05 May 2002 in St. Petersburg, RUS
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
St. Petersburg, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Construction - St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering: Russia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began serious swimming training at age eight in St Petersburg, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I've been in sports all my life. My grandfather ran with me and played football. My mum also took me to football and swimming. The whole family was involved in sports in one way or another. My grandpa was a professional boxer and my uncle is an avid sportsman. They all supported me in my swimming."
Club / Team
St Petersburg College of Olympic Reserve No.1: Russia
Name of coach
Nikita Lugovkin [personal], RUS; Elena Karpeeva [personal], RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading books, playing the guitar, playing computer games, watching films. (Athlete, 20 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in 1500m at the 2019 European Junior Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jun 2021; Athlete, 20 May 2021; russwimming.ru, 05 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Martial artist Bruce Lee. (Athlete, 20 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up. Standing up when everything has collapsed is the real power." (VK profile, 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)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 1500m Freestyle 14:55.85
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:26.40
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
97 2021   Overall Ranking  
2 2021 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 14:37.11