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Viktor MINIBAEV
Sport Diving
NOC ROC   
GenderMen
Born18 Jul 1991 in Elektrostal, URS
Height1.74 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Maksim [2015]
Residence
Elektrostal, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Management - Russian State Social University: Elektrostal, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven in Elektrostal, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
There was a swimming pool in the kindergarten he attended, and the coach told his mother he would make a good diver. His mother did not pay attention to it at the time but later on he joined his cousin who had already started diving.
Club / Team
Moscow Region Centre of Olympic Sports [RUS] / Moscow Regional Aquatics Sports School of Olympic Reserve [RUS]:
Name of coach
Svetlana Moiseyeva [national, personal], RUS, from 1998
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing football, meeting with friends, listening to rap music, billiards. (Athlete, 14 Sep 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the 10m platform and the mixed team event at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, and claiming silver in the men's synchronised 10m platform at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 14 Sep 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coach Svetlana Moiseyeva, and his mother. (Athlete, 14 Sep 2020)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 14 Sep 2020)
Injuries
In 2008 he broke two vertebrae in his spinal cord. Another athlete landed on his back while he was swimming out of the pool after making a dive. He spent three months in hospital, and then needed a further three months to recover fully. (Russian NOC's YouTube channel, 29 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 14 Sep 2020; russiadive.ru, 21 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 14 Sep 2020)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform 495.85 
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 439.92
8 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 481.60
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro  
4 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform 527.80
6 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 449.88
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform Synchro 311.28 
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform Synchro  
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 463.60
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 458.85
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 310.08
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 486.40
4 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Event 418.50
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 441.33
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 449.75
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 445.95
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 527.50
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 427.98
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform 386.70
10 2009 Rome, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 389.91
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 483.75
2 2019 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 294.60
6 2011   10m Platform  
4 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 490.15
2 2011 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 439.59
3 2011 Penza, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 447.48
5 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 509.25
1 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 437.88
1 2010   10m Platform 519.80
1 2010   10m Platform Synchro 468.60
9 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 430.55
3 2010 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 418.38
7 2010 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 422.35
3 2010 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 415.50
20 2009   10m Platform  
15 2009 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 444.15
3 2009 Shenzhen, CHN 10m Platform 508.20
3 2009 Shenzhen, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 419.07
12 2008   10m Platform  
18 2008 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 376.90
3 2008 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 488.75
  2008 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 444.03 DNQ
8 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 10m Platform 450.35
2 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 422.43
4 2007 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 382.44
17 2005   10m Platform  
2 2005 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform 452.22
6 2005 Madrid, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 238.32
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 530.05
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro  
1 2021 Budapest, HUN Team Event 431.80
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 471.96
2 2019 Kiev, UKR ? ??? 401.05
1 2019 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 320.70
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 10m Platform Synchro 423.12
2 2017 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform 493.25
2 2017 Kiev, UKR 10m Platform Synchro 300.30
3 2017 Kiev, UKR Team Event 366.10
2 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform 524.60
4 2016 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 426.51
1 2016 London, ENG Team Event 411.50
2 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 541.70
2 2015 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 435.84
1 2015 Rostock, GER Team Event 406.50
1 2014 Berlin, GER 10m Platform 586.10
1 2014 Berlin, GER Team Event 416.90
3 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 500.35
2 2013 Rostock, GER 10m Platform Synchro 458.76 
2 2012 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform 515.40
Final 2012 Eindhoven, NED 10m Platform Synchro 458.07
4 2011 Turin, ITA 10m Platform 481.70
Final 2011 Turin, ITA 10m Platform Synchro 441.15
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform 508.05
2 2010 Budapest, HUN 10m Platform Synchro 466.95
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2020   10m Platform  
2 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 472.65
1 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 412.44
1 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 315.96
2 2019 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 425.67
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 403.02
3 2019 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro  
5 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 387.51
2 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 420.45
5 2018 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 385.65
2 2018 Fuji, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 418.02
1 2018 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 432.72
2 2018 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 425.28
5 2017   10m Platform  
7 2017 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 459.70
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 305.64
5 2017 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 293.76
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 415.50
7 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform 470.95
6 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 301.20
4 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 321.36
3 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 429.03
4 2017 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 487.05
4 2017 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 383.31
5 2017 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 298.14
2 2017 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 323.88
4 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 464.65
6 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 299.64
7 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 248.82
3 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 422.16
5 2016   10m Platform  
3 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 507.65
7 2016 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 383.94
3 2016 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 530.85
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 416.07
10 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 408.80
5 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 427.47
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 476.60
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 432.51
10 2015   10m Platform  
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 526.30
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 414.87
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 300.06
7 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform 447.90
4 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 402.30
7 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 287.10
1 2014   10m Platform  
4 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 496.95
1 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 537.05
6 2014 London, ENG 10m Platform 496.05
3 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform 557.90
3 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 530.80
3 2014 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 434.10
5 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 473.00
3 2013 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 499.35
2 2013 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 439.65
5 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform 466.80
2 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 434.43
6 2012   10m Platform  
6 2012   10m Platform Synchro  
3 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 412.62
4 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 495.85
4 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 518.05
3 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 445.44
7 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 502.55
5 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 426.48
5 2011 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 494.80
3 2011 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 502.80
3 2011 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 432.60
11 2009   10m Platform  
6 2009   10m Platform Synchro  
4 2009 Changzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 426.15
8 2009 Doha, QAT 10m Platform 448.60
3 2009 Doha, QAT 10m Platform Synchro 433.92