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Sergey BOLSHAKOV
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Russia   
GenderMen
Born06 Jun 1988 in Izhevsk, URS
Height1.92 m
Weight 88 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Izhevsk, RUS
Occupation
Army, Athlete
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Pedagogy - Udmurt State University: Izhevsk, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine in Izhevsk, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Central Sports Army Club [CSKA]: Russia
Name of coach
Elena Nurgaleyeva, RUS, from 2010; Alexander Solokhin, RUS
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Cup
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 10km at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2017)
Injuries
At the end of 2007 he was involved in a car accident and broke his jaw. (udm.business-class.su, 10 Mar 2008)
Awards and honours
He holds the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2018; minsport.gov.ru, 29 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
His mother competed in swimming and has the title of Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (Athlete, 21 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete in the 25km at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2010 Dubai, UAE 1500m Freestyle 15:09.15
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 15:34.92
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2009 Istanbul, TUR 1500m Freestyle 14:44.25
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2010 Moscow, RUS 1500m Freestyle 14:53.85
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 25km 5:04:49.8
10 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km - Team Relay 55:55.1
12 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 55:25.3
10 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 56:47.0
17 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:49:34.5
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 53:36.8
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 56:08.7
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 1:54:31.8
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 56:26.0
5 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km - Team Time Trial 58:32.7
18 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 1:52:44.5
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
17 2018 Glasgow, SCO 5km 53:18.8
15 2016 Hoorn, NED 10km 1:55:29.7
12 2016 Hoorn, NED 5km 56:27.3
5 2016 Hoorn, NED 5km - Team Time Trial 58:19.2
10 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:54:38.4
3 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5km - Team Time Trial 59:59.5
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
76 2017   10km  
27 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:46:20.4
28 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:48:18.90
18 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:11:59.22
6 2010 Santos, BRA 10km 2:14:16.23
2 2009 Annecy, FRA 10km 1:52:12.37
3 2009 Copenhagen, DEN 10km 1:57:44
39 2007   10km